The theme for our reading classes in the library over the next two weeks will be ‘Stepping into the past’. Historical fiction brings life to history lessons, which often focus on famous people, dates and battles. Writers of this genre allow readers to have a glimpse into the lives of the everyday citizen as well as the more important figures of the past. Instead of being just a name in a text book, now these figures become people with feelings, friends and families and face many challenges. Once we started to examine our collection we found no shortage of titles to entice our students to read and enjoy.
Bonaparte’s in Gracie and the Emperor Errol Broome
16th century England in The other countess Eve Edwards
Captain Cook’s voyage in Captain Cook’s APPRENTICE Anthony Hill
Ancient Greece in Birth of a warrior Michael Ford
Marie Antoinette’s France in My ROYAL Story An Austrian Princess’s Diary 1769 Kathryn Lasky
Ancient Egypt in Ramose The Wrath of Ra Carole Wilkinson
And the list goes on and on.