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Historical Fiction for Young Readers (Grades 4-8): An Introduction

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Enhance your historical fiction collection - and its popularity with readers and value in the classroom - with this wide-ranging guide. After discussion of various aspects of the genre (its importance, history, criteria for evaluation, and methods of presentation), the author takes an in-depth look at 80 of the best historical fiction novels published for this age group in ...more
Hardcover, 489 pages
Published October 30th 2008 by Libraries Unlimited (first published 2008)
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Michael Fitzgerald
Mar 23, 2016 rated it liked it
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A mostly good book that includes a historical survey of the genre as well as sections that look at specific (recent) books.

I was, however, flabbergasted by a ridiculous exaggeration in the introduction:

"An often-quoted adage states that those who are ignorant of history are doomed to repeat it. Here, historical fiction adds a different dimension to history than the one nonfiction provides. For example, textbooks can describe a battle, give statistics relating to it, and describe its effects, bu
Feb 17, 2013 rated it liked it
A wonderful list of historical fiction - listed by historical year. Includes a summary and pages for book top.
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