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Diane Magras is award-winning author of the NYT Editors' Choice The Mad Wolf's Daughter , as well as its sequel, The Hunt for the Mad Wolf's Daughter .

All things medieval fascinate Diane: castles, abbeys, swords, manuscripts, and the daily life of medieval people, especially those who weren’t royalty. Diane lives in Maine with her husband and son and thinks often of Scotland, where her books are set.
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Diane Magras Yes, there will be a sequel out next spring, continuing the story with some new elements.
Diane Magras I'm so glad you enjoyed my book! Thanks so much for sharing that. I tried very hard to make my book unique, but probably the more comparable would be …moreI'm so glad you enjoyed my book! Thanks so much for sharing that. I tried very hard to make my book unique, but probably the more comparable would be DARK ANGELS (or THE SHADOW HUNT, in the U.S.) by Katherine Langrish. That's a fun, fascinating, well-researched medieval story taking place on the border of England and Wales in a world where it's uncertain whether magic is real or not, but legends abound and a strange feral child may actually be an elf. Pat Walsh's THE CROWFIELD CURSE is also beautifully researched, the tale of a medieval boy who lives at an abbey and is dealing with some rather nasty fae. It's full of magic, religion, and menace. And two more recent medieval stories: THE BOOK OF BOY (Catherine Gilbert Murdock), which has fantastic research as well as a touch of magic; and THE INQUISITOR'S TALE (Adam Gidwitz), also great research with more magic. As you can probably tell, I love to see a story researched. In THE MAD WOLF'S DAUGHTER, I chose not to use magic, as I wanted to see how far I could take the pressures of the medieval world on its own, and found that it provided plenty of drama. But these are all books I'd recommend as being great medieval middle grade.(less)
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The Mad Wolf's Daughter

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The Good Hawk by Joseph  Elliott
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Naturally, I'd be drawn to a book about mythic Scotland, and this did not disappoint. It's an intense story, best for an upper middle grade audience, with a series of wonderfully memorable scenes that will stay for a long time in my memory. Agatha, o ...more
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They Call Me Güero by David  Bowles
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The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
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A marvelous, warm story of a daughter and her father and the road trip of a lifetime…except for Coyote and Rodeo, it *is* their life. Coyote has a charming, lively voice that's becoming delightfully more common in realistic middle grade: a bit of spu ...more
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Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
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I was delighted to find in this book a very real and respectful depiction of people from lower-income backgrounds. The story explores how Delsie deals with a splintering summer friendship, learns about her absentee mother, and befriends a rough boy d ...more
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Krista Kim-Bap
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This is an lovely story about friendship. In a lively voice, the author draws us into Krista's 5th grade world. Krista doesn't consider herself a tomboy, but she's not interested in clothes or makeup or boys— except her best friend Jason, who has bee ...more
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Strange Birds by Celia C. Pérez
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Strange Birds draws the reader in like a fast-paced adventure through chapters from each of four girls' perspectives, instantly setting up the challenges in their lives: their families, their expectations, and their worries, fears, and greatest wishe ...more
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The Wolf of Cape Fen by Juliana Brandt
The Wolf of Cape Fen
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Cape Fen is a popular holiday spot from which no resident can ever leave due to a generations-long curse. That's something the locals don't share, and adapt to the best they can. Baron Dire, grandson of the witch who began the curse, softens it with ...more
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