Tag Archive: England

Sep 14

Featured Series: Makers of England

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One of our favorite biographical series is Eva March Tappan’s Makers of England series. This series introduces middle school aged students to the lives of four fascinating kings and queens and each book is entertaining and fast moving.

In all four books, the author emphasizes the childhood and education of the monarch, rather than dwelling on the political events of their reign. In this way the author introduces the reader to the world in which each of her heroes grows to manhood or womanhood. The heroes’ relationships with their parents and tutors, the customs of their society, and the ideas which guided the education of well-brought up children of their age are all explored.

Dec 20

New Book! Stories from the Faerie Queen

The Faerie Queen is one of the best known epic poems in the English language. Written during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, it is allegorical in nature, but from a child’s point of view is merely an exceptionally romantic collection of fairy stories and a very appropriate choice for a simplified adaptation. Queen Elizabeth is …

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