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Hawksmaid by Kathryn Lasky
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Aug 03, 2012

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bookshelves: angela, middle-school-picks, adventures, fairy-tale-inspired, historical
Read from August 03 to 13, 2012

One part historical romance, one part origin story, and one part magic, Hawksmaid is a prequel to the Robin Hood legend as told by Matty, the girl who will grow up to be Maid Marian.

All the familiar elements are here - the wicked Prince John, the Merry Men stealing from the rich to give to the poor. What's new is Matty's vocation as a falconer, a person who trains birds of prey. It's a twist that plays out in a fantastical third act as Matty goes on a mission for king and country.

For ages 10 and up.

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