A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver


  • Author : E.L. Konigsburg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-06-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439132159

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A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver Excerpt :

Eleanor of Acquitaine has been waiting in Heaven for a long time to be reunited with her second husband, Henry II of England. Finally, the day has come when Henry will be judged for admission--and while Eleanor waits, three people close to her during various times of her life join her, helping to distract her and providing a rich portrait of a remarkable woman in history.

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver


  • Author : E.L. Konigsburg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1973-07-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN 10 : 9780689301117

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A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver Excerpt :

While waiting in heaven for divine judgement to be passed on her second husband, Eleanor of Aquitaine and three of the people who knew her well recall the events of her life.

The Second Mrs  Gioconda Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

The Second Mrs Gioconda


  • Author : E.L. Konigsburg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-06-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 1442439726

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The Second Mrs Gioconda Excerpt :

Why did Leonardo da Vinci lavish three years on painting the second wife of an unimportant merchant when all the nobles of Europe were begging for a portrait by his hand? In E. L. Konigsburg's intriguing novel, the answer lies with the complex relationship between the genius, his morally questionable young apprentice, and a young duchess whose plain features belie the sensitivity of her soul.

Anna of Byzantium Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

Anna of Byzantium


  • Author : Tracy Barrett
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Release Date : 2011-04-13
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307789006

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Anna of Byzantium Excerpt :

For fans of Joan of Arc and Alexander the Great, comes "a gripping saga of alliances, intrigues, deceits, and treacheries" about Anna Comnena of the Byzantine Empire. Anna Comnena has every reason to feel entitled. She's a princess, her father's firstborn and his chosen successor. Someday she expects to sit on the throne and rule the vast Byzantine Empire. So the birth of a baby brother doesn't perturb her. Nor do the "barbarians" from foreign lands, who think only a son should ascend to power. Anna is as dismissive of them as are her father and his most trusted adviser--his mother, a manipulative woman with whom Anna studies the art of diplomacy. Anna relishes her lessons, proving adept at checkmating opponents in swift moves of mental chess. But as she matures into a young woman, her arrogance and intelligence threaten her grandmother. Anna will be no one's puppet. Almost overnight, Anna sees her dreams of power wrenched from her and bestowed on her little brother. Bitter at the betrayal, Anna waits to avenge herself, and to seize what is rightfully hers. Praise for Anna of Byzantium: A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book An ALA Quick Pick An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A Booklist Editor's Choice A Booklist Top Ten Historical Fiction Pick [STAR] "[Anna of Byzantium] involves readers in a gripping saga of alliances, intrigues, deceits, and treacheries worthy of a place among the tragic myths." — The Bulletin, Starred review "In the tradition of E. L. Konigsburg's A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver and Karen Cushman's Catherine, Called Birdy comes this story of a real-life historical figure, Anna Commena, groomed to be the sovereign of the Byzantine empire…Barrett uses an effective first-person narrative to draw readers into Anna's story, and the author's precise use of detail helps re-create Anna's world, the palace of Constantinople in the ninth century. . . Readers will be caught up in…this exciting read."—Booklist, Boxed review "A fascinating mix of history,

Jennifer  Hecate  Macbeth  William McKinley  and Me  Elizabeth Book
Score: 3
From 13 Ratings

Jennifer Hecate Macbeth William McKinley and Me Elizabeth


  • Author : E. L. Konigsburg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-06-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416948292

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Jennifer Hecate Macbeth William McKinley and Me Elizabeth Excerpt :

A lonely girl discovers a magical world and a new friend when she meets a young witch on Halloween.

The View from Saturday Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The View from Saturday


  • Author : E.L. Konigsburg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-12-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439132012

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The View from Saturday Excerpt :

HOW HAD MRS. OLINSKI CHOSEN her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team? It was a surprise to a lot of people when Mrs. Olinski's team won the sixth-grade Academic Bowl contest at Epiphany Middle School. It was an even bigger surprise when they beat the seventh grade and the eighth grade, too. And when they went on to even greater victories, everyone began to ask: How did it happen? It happened at least partly because Noah had been the best man (quite by accident) at the wedding of Ethan's grandmother and Nadia's grandfather. It happened because Nadia discovered that she could not let a lot of baby turtles die. It happened when Ethan could not let Julian face disaster alone. And it happened because Julian valued something important in himself and saw in the other three something he also valued. Mrs. Olinski, returning to teaching after having been injured in an automobile accident, found that her Academic Bowl team became her answer to finding confidence and success. What she did not know, at least at first, was that her team knew more than she did the answer to why they had been chosen. This is a tale about a team, a class, a school, a series of contests and, set in the midst of this, four jewel-like short stories -- one for each of the team members -- that ask questions and demonstrate surprising answers.

The Shakespeare Stealer Book
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

The Shakespeare Stealer


  • Author : Gary Blackwood
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2000-07-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101200032

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The Shakespeare Stealer Excerpt :

A delightful adveture full of humor and heart set in Elizabethan England! Widge is an orphan with a rare talent for shorthand. His fearsome master has just one demand: steal Shakespeare's play "Hamlet"--or else. Widge has no choice but to follow orders, so he works his way into the heart of the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare's players perform. As full of twists and turns as a London alleyway, this entertaining novel is rich in period details, colorful characters, villainy, and drama. * "A fast-moving historical novel that introduces an important era with casual familiarity." --School Library Journal, starred review "Readers will find much to like in Widge, and plenty to enjoy in this gleeful romp through olde England" --Kirkus Reviews "Excels in the lively depictions of Elizabethan stagecraft and street life." --Publishers Weekly An ALA Notable Book

Silent to the Bone Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

Silent to the Bone


  • Author : E.L. Konigsburg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-07-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1442439734

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Silent to the Bone Excerpt :

Connor is sure his best friend, Branwell, couldn't have hurt Branwell's baby half sister, Nikki. But Nikki lies in a coma, and Branwell is in a juvenile behavioral center, suspected of a horrible crime and unable to utter the words to tell what really happened. Connor is the only one who might be able to break through Branwell's wall of silence. But how can he prove Branwell didn't commit the unspeakable act of which he's accused — when Branwell can't speak for himself?

The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place


  • Author : E.L. Konigsburg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-06-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442439719

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The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place Excerpt :

E.L. Konigsburg revisits the town of Epiphany to tell the story of Margaret Rose Kane, Connor's older half-sister. It's about the summer when Margaret Rose turned twelve--the same year that Cabbage Patch dolls were popular, that Sally Ride became the first woman to go into space, that El Nino turned the world upside-down. Margaret Rose begins her summer with a miserable experience at camp, from which she's rescued by her beloved, eccentric uncles. Little does she know that her uncles, in turn, need rescuing themselves--from a tyrannical city council determined to tear down her uncles' life work--three spectacularly beautiful towers that her uncles have been building since before Margaret was a baby. A rousing book about intelligence, art, and the fierce preservation of individuality, from EL Konigsburg.

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs  Basil E  Frankweiler Book
Score: 4
From 148 Ratings

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler


  • Author : E.L. Konigsburg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-12-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442431263

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From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler Excerpt :

Now available in a deluxe keepsake edition! A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021) Run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with E. L. Konigsburg’s beloved classic and Newbery Medal­–winning novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. When Claudia decided to run away, she planned very carefully. She would be gone just long enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia appreciation. And she would go in comfort-she would live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She saved her money, and she invited her brother Jamie to go, mostly because be was a miser and would have money. Claudia was a good organizer and Jamie bad some ideas, too; so the two took up residence at the museum right on schedule. But once the fun of settling in was over, Claudia had two unexpected problems: She felt just the same, and she wanted to feel different; and she found a statue at the Museum so beautiful she could not go home until she bad discovered its maker, a question that baffled the experts, too. The former owner of the statue was Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Without her—well, without her, Claudia might never have found a way to go home.

Throwing Shadows Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Throwing Shadows


  • Author : E. L. Konigsburg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN 10 : 9780689821202

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Throwing Shadows Excerpt :

Five short stories in which young people gain a sense of self.

Up from Jericho Tel Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Up from Jericho Tel


  • Author : E.L. Konigsburg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-07-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 1442439769

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Up from Jericho Tel Excerpt :

Jeanmarie and Malcolm meet Tallulah, the ghost of a once-famous actress, who sends them on a quest to find the Regina Stone--the diamond she wore until it was stolen when she died. But they soon find more than they bargained for.

Eleanor of Aquitaine Book

Eleanor of Aquitaine


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Eleanor
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 1845660757

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Eleanor of Aquitaine Excerpt :

Eleanor became queen of France at the age of 15 and a few years later queen of England. Her story takes us from the castles of Aquitaine to the battlefields of the Holy Land, from her long imprisonment to her splendid courts.

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Book
Score: 4
From 49 Ratings

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase


  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-08-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448139897

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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Excerpt :

Can you go a little faster? Can you run? Long ago, at a time in history that never happened, England was overrun with wolves. But as Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia discover, real danger often lies closer to home. Their new governess, Miss Slighcarp, doesn't seem at all nice. She shuts Bonnie in a cupboard, fires the faithful servants and sends the cousins far away from Willoughby Chase to a place they will never be found. Can Bonnie and Sylvia outwit the wicked Miss Slighcarp and her network of criminals, forgers and snitches? BACKSTORY: Find out a few things you didn't know about wolves and learn all about the wonderful world of the author.

The Scarlet Letter Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

The Scarlet Letter


  • Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1852
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : BCUL:1093327178

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