Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Castle in Danger - a bookwrap

Charles Dickens sums up this era perfectly:

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way."
                                            ` Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities (1859)



Authored by Karen Rita Lautenberg

Historical fiction

Ages 8-12     Grades 4-8

About the book...

     This story is about a pretty young girl named Emma.  She lives in  a castle with her rich father, Baron Geoffrey.  One day she is saved by a handsome, young peasant, named Thomas from a terrifying accident.  She is most thankful for his intervention which nearly caused her her life.  They become fast friends and together they experience the dangers of the times:  thievery, kidnappings, and treachery.  Emma always reaches out to others with her kind heart and tries to shelter them and include them in her lifestyle.  

   This book gives you great insight into the happenings of that time period.  You learn of epic jousting tournaments, the popular town fairs where people gathered to sell their wares and have some merriment, the feasts that accompanied their celebratory holidays such as Christmas and many other Medieval traditions that were common for that time.  

  The story includes mystery, suspense and a romantic element that I am sure will be pleasing to that age group.  I found the book to be well-written, age appropriate and educational.  

About the author...

Karen Rita Rautenberg worked for over 25 years as a counselor, teacher and social worker. She is currently an author for children’s books. She lives in New York City. 

Her previous children’s titles include Ballerina Detective and the Missing Jeweled Tiara, which was the Winner of The iParenting Media Awards, 2010 and the Mom’s Choice Awards for 2010; and Lady Lucy’s Gallant Knight which was her first book set in the middle ages. 

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