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16th – 18th Century (outside of America)

Haugaard , Erik Christian - The Samurai's Tale (234 pages) In turbulent sixteenth-century Japan, orphaned Taro is taken in by a general serving the great warlord Takeda Shingen and grows up to become a samurai fighting for the enemies of his dead family.

Paterson, Katherine - Master Puppeteer (179 pages) A thirteen-year-old boy describes the poverty and discontent of eighteenth century Osaka and the world of puppeteers in which he lives.

Walsh, Jill Paton - A Parcel of Patterns (136 pages) Mall Percival tells how the plague came to her Derbyshire village of Eyam in the year 1665, how the villagers determined to isolate themselves to prevent further spread of the disease and how three-fourths of them died before the end of the following year.



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