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16th and 17th Century







Mary Hooper
FICTION HOOPE

In June 1665, excited at the prospect of coming to London to work at her sister Sarah's candy shop, teenaged Hannah is unconcerned about rumors of Plague until, as the hot summer advances and increasing numbers of people succumb to the disease, she and Sarah find themselves trapped in the city with no means of escape.
Jane Louise Curry
FICTION SCIENCE FICTION CURRY

As the child of two musicians, twelve-year-old James has no interest in music until he discovers a portal to seventeenth-century London in his uncle's basement, and finds himself in a situation where his beautiful voice and the fact that he is biracial might serve him well.
Katherine Sturtevant
FICTION STURT (Young Adult Storage)

In the late seventeenth century, fifteen-year-old Kit, driven to desperation by the starvation of one brother and mistreatment of his own simple-minded twin, realizes his dream of becoming an apprentice in London but feels drawn by duty to return home to Essex.
Geraldine McCaughrean
FICTION MCCAU (Young Adult Storage)

Ashamed of his ugliness, long-nosed Cyrano de Bergerac, a brilliant seventeenth-century poet and expert swordsman in the French army, helps a rival woo and win Roxane, the beautiful cousin C
Mary Hoffman
FICTION HOFFM (Storage, Young Adult)

An eighteen-year-old stonecutter who is caught in the middle of political conflict in Florence, Italy, in the early 1500s, must flee for his life in disguise because his has become the best-known face and figure in Florence.
Cullen, Lynn
FICTION DOLLE

In Amsterdam in the mid-1600s, Cornelia's life as the illegitimate child of renowned painter Rembrandt is marked by plague, poverty, and despair at ever earning her father's love, until she sees hope for a better future in the eyes of a weathy suitor.
Jennifer McGowan
FICTION MCGOW

In 1559 England, Meg, an orphaned thief, is pressed into service and trained as a member of the Maids of Honor, Queen Elizabeth I's secret all-female guard, but her loyalty is tested when she falls in love with a Spanish courtier who may be a threat.
V. A. Richardson
FICTIO RICHA (Young Adult Storage)

In 1637, Adam Windjammer, now sixteen years old, confronts danger in the New World as he tries to restore his family's fortune, while fourteen-year-old Jade Van Helson struggles in Amsterdam against her moneylender father's decree that she marry a wealthy, eldery Englishman.
Ann Turnbull
FICTION TURNB

In England in 1662, a time of religious persecution, fifteen-year-old Susanna, a poor country girl and a Quaker, and seventeen-year-old William, a wealthy Anglican, meet and fall in love against all odds.
Carol Dines
FICTION DINES

Seventeen year-old Angelica Voglia lives in seventeenth-century Rome and has the voice of an angel, but because the pope forbids women to sing in public, she must escape to Queen Christina's palace to become a court singer.
Kathleen Benner Duble
J DUBLE (Children's Services)

Relates events of explorer Henry Hudson's final voyage in 1602 from four points of view, those of his seventeen-year-old son aboard ship, a younger son left in London, a crewmember, and a young English woman acting as a spy in Holland in hopes of restoring honor to her family's name.