The Dragon and the Unicorn
10 best books like The Dragon and the Unicorn (Lynne Cherry): The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559 Mirror Lake Internment Camp, Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria - France, 1769, Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544, Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia, England, 1829, Beauty and the Beast, Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, Nocturna, The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777, Kaiulani: The People's Princess, Hawaii, 1889, I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865
The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559 Mirror Lake Internment Camp
After the time of the Pearl Harbor bombing many people in California couldn't trust the Japanese people. This book is based on a boy named Ben Uchida and what changed in his life during WWII. This book is basically the boy version of the Diary of Anne Frank. This story helps show a different side of WWII the...
"I look up now into the oval mirror and see barely a trace of the mud-splattered girl tearing through the woodland on her horse, or the barefoot girl wading at Schonbrunn... I have become what Mama set out for me to be. Majestic. A Dauphine and eventually a Queen." So writes the headstrong 13-year-old Maria...
Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544
This was a reread for me. I believe I originally read this book sometime during middle school and I remembered that I really liked it. I read a bunch of the Dear America and Royal Diaries books but I would always get them from my school library. Now I’m going to try to buy the ones I liked so I can relive my childhood....
Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia, England, 1829
In 1829, nine-year-old Victoria begins a journal chronicling her life as an English princess, in a title which includes information on the reign, marriage, and family life of Queen Victoria and English civilization during that period.
...I had to kiss His Majesty's hand....
The artwork here is so gorgeous. Jan’s drawings of peacocks and roses is enough alone to check out this book and look at them. The one mistake I see is that Jan chose to make Beauty blonde - I don’t approve of that decision, but otherwise this is a good rendition. It is closer to the myth that Robin McKinley...
I am not quite sure how to feel about this book. Aside from the first and last page, the "story" is actually a speech given by Chief Seattle in the 1850's. Though the words are quite poetic, at the end the illustrator herself says that they are not perfectly quoted. Though I found this under "Easy Reader"...
Set in a Latinx-inspired world, a face-changing thief and a risk-taking prince must team up to defeat a powerful evil they accidentally unleashed.
To Finn Voy, magic is two things: a knife to hold under the chin of anyone who crosses her…and a disguise she shrugs on as easily as others pull...
This is a great fictional account of the winter George Washington’s army spent in Valley Forge. I quite enjoyed it.
Warning: There are a few things that might make some readers squeamish, including the severing of limbs in wartime surgeries.
|Author||Ellen Emerson White|
In their hope to restore Hawaii¹s toppled monarchy and the Hawaiian way of life the people of Hawaii turn to Princess Kaiulani, who is only a young girl. Acclaimed author Ellen Emerson White makes her debut on the Royal Diaries list with this compelling narrative of the tumultuous years following Hawaii¹s...
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy a Freed Girl is about a young African American girl, Patsy, who lived during the time when slavery was abolished after the Civil War.
The book was okay. I can see why I was attracted to reading this series when I was younger. The whole novel is...
Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. When Leora's father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos removed and made into a Skin Book to stand as a record of his good life. But when she discovers...
The world’s best-loved nonsense poem inspires a fresh, enchantingly surreal treatment in this beautiful edition from an exciting new talent.
’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
Mr. Elives’s magic shop is back, and this time it is on the other side of Tucker’s Swamp. And Tucker’s Swamp is where Charlie Eggleston heads to escape a beating-for lying. Charlie can’t seem to keep from lying, though sometimes his lies are for a good cause. When Charlie stumbles into Mr. Elives’s...
Jennifer Murdley had no idea what she was getting into the day she bought the big toad from the strange man who ran Elives' Magic Shop. The thing didn't even start talking to her until she had it out of the shop. And once the toad did start to talk, it still kept a lot of secrets. So Jennifer didn't find out about...
Shy Juliet Dove leaves Mr. Elives' magic shop with Helen of Troy's amulet--a virtual man magnet. Juliet doesn't know what she's got, but soon every boy in town is swoony for her. Yet, much as she'd like to lose all the unwanted attention, she can't: The amulet won't come off!
|Author||Barbara Brooks Wallace|
Colin Trevelyan, newly orphaned heir to his parents' fortune, is kidnapped in the night from his ancestral home and taken to the grim Broggin Home for Boys, where he is underfed, overworked, and destined for a short life in a deadly glass factory. "A "Junior Literary Guild" selection and winner of the...
My Heart is on the Ground: the Diary of Nannie Little Rose, a Sioux Girl, Carlisle Indian School, Pennsylvania, 1880
Beginning in broken English, Nannie tells of her incredibly difficult first year at the school, including entries detailing her previous life as her ability to communicate in English grows. From December, 1879, to October, 1880, readers follow a remarkably resilient girl, uprooted from her home...