Historical Fiction Book Reports
Agnes Wilkins has doting parents,two brothers,and lives a life of leisure in 1815 England. Not content to be interested only in dresses and parties,Agnes has studied several languages as well as history and other subjects. One evening,Agnes and her family attend a party,where they meet the dashing Lord Showalter,a fan of all things related to Ancient Egypt.
Will Agnes find her future with Lord Showalter,or will she find her future with Caedmon,a handsome young museum employee. Find out by reading Wrapped,a delightful historical mystery by Jennifer Bradbury. Fans of Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan,as well as fans of Jane Austen are likely to enjoy Wrapped.
To find out more about Jennifer Bradbury,please visit her website.
New Historical Fiction for Teens
You shuffle to the library's Information Desk,dragging your feet with dread or perhaps just lack of motivation. "I need to write a book report or essay on a historical fiction novel, " you say with an exasperated sigh. What you're probably really asking is,"Do you have any historical fiction that's not going to bore me to tears?"
Fortunately,the answer is YES! Historical fiction does not have to be boring,and there are plenty of books coming out all the time just for teen readers. This is an exciting genre that's all about taking you back to a different place and time, yet you'll undoubtedly find many aspects of the human experience that will always ring true. Here are some new historical fiction titles for teens that you (and your teacher) will hopefully enjoy,whether it's for an assignment or just for fun.
Sphinx’s Princess by Esther Friesner
Nefertiti's dancing abilities,remarkable beauty,and intelligence garner so much attention that her family is summoned to the Egyptian royal court,where Nefertiti becomes a pawn in the power play of her scheming aunt.
Lady Macbeth’s Daughter by Lisa Klein
Ambitious Lady Macbeth tries to win the throne of Scotland for her husband while her banished daughter Albia,who was raised by three weird sisters,falls in love,learns of her parentage,and seeks to free Scotland from tyranny.
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What non-fiction book is 100% correct in every detail? Who was at fault for WWII? Depends on which history book you read. The winners may have a different take than the losers.
Sure, the Bible has been re-written a number of times, often by people with an agenda. That doesn't mean that there's no factual basis for the historical events. The interpretation of those events is the key anyway.
For instance, let's say that the Jews did in fact live as slaves in Egypt and were lead to freedom by Moses. And let's say that the Red Sea even parted. Natural event caused by nearby earthquake or hand of God? Did God send the plagues or were they just some unusual natural phenomena that got blown into a bigger and bigger tale over time? Something happened and the story reports it
MANY are the books written questioning the2010-01-30 09:31:08 by Fruitageofspirit
Authenticity and genuineness of the things recorded in the Bible. A special target of doubting critics is the Gospel accounts of the life of Jesus. What are we to believe? Did Jesus actually live? Is the picture of him as presented in the Gospels authentic?
Many critics are of much the same opinion as that expressed by the late Albert Schweitzer. According to him, the kind of Jesus presented in the Gospels, one who claimed to be the Messiah, preached the kingdom of God and died to give his work its final consecration, is a literary fiction of the earliest Evangelists. Schweitzer would have us believe that Jesus was a religious fanatic preaching the imminent destruction of the universe and that there is no knowing him as a concrete historical personality