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15 These books will take you into other times and eras when life was lived very differently.


ISBN: 0192719580

In the States, this book won the top children's book award - the Newbery Medal - and it's not hard to see why. Set in 12th century Korea, this is an unforgettable tale from beginning to end.


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ISBN: 1416916555

A time-slip adventure in which two young people find themselves back in the eighteenth century, with their lives in the hands of a cutpurse! This really brings the past to life and it's a real page-turner.


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ISBN: 0007182465

This story is based on a real event during World War II, when the village of Slapton was taken over for training purposes. But one girl, Lily, risks her life to go back to save her cat and so forms a lifelong friendship with a US army soldier.


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Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN: 0330443119

Set at the time of the Crusades, this gives you a realistic picture of what life might have been like at the time - and raises many questions about why European leaders chose to set off on their Crusades in the first place.


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Coriander lives in seventeenth century London. Her mother has died and her father has gone away, leaving her in the care of her Puritanical stepmother. Coriander escapes only when she discovers she is half fairy - but that is when her adventures really begin.


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Catherine Webb's fifth novel for children (and she's still only a teenager herself) is the one that's sure to get her noticed. Imagine a Victorian whodunnit starring Horation Lyle, a stylish super-sleuth who conjures up images of Dr Who and Sherlock Holmes and you're on the right track. The scientific plot crackles along at a breathtaking pace and never lets up for a second.


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ISBN: 0747564752

A family in seventeenth century Amsterdam loses its fortune when the ship Sirius capsises. 16 year old Adam Windjammer becomes head of the family and has to revive their fortunes. An evocative story about Amsterdam gripped in tulip fever.


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ISBN: 0141307994

A time-slip novel in which a young American actor, now training at The Globe in the UK, finds himself in the seventeenth century where he comes face to face with William Shakespeare himself.


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This is part of the series by Michelle Paver which started with Wolf Brother, about a Stone Age boy, Torak, who befriends a wolf cub. Outcast is the fourth book and, like the others in the series, it transports you straight back into Stone Age life.


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