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Karleen Bradford

Autor(a) de Animal Heroes

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Obras por Karleen Bradford

Animal Heroes (1995) 229 exemplares
There Will Be Wolves (1992) 131 exemplares
The Nine Days Queen (1986) 127 exemplares
A Season for Miracles : Twelve Tales of Christmas (2006) — Contribuidor — 95 exemplares
A Christmas to Remember: Tales of Comfort and Joy (2009) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
More Animal Heroes (1996) 48 exemplares
Angeline (2004) 41 exemplares
Shadows on a Sword (1996) 39 exemplares
Lionheart's Scribe (1999) 38 exemplares
The Haunting at Cliff House (1985) 33 exemplares
Dragonfire (1997) 27 exemplares
Whisperings of Magic (2001) 17 exemplares
The Other Elizabeth (1982) 15 exemplares
Ghost Wolf (Orca Echoes) (2005) 15 exemplares
Thirteenth Child (1994) 10 exemplares
The Scarlet Cross (2006) 9 exemplares
You Can't Rush A Cat (2003) 9 exemplares
Dragonmaster (2009) 8 exemplares
The Stone In The Meadow (1984) 7 exemplares
A Year for Growing 5 exemplares
I Wish There Were Unicorns (1983) 4 exemplares
Wrong again, Robbie (1983) 3 exemplares
Windward Island (1989) 3 exemplares
Une vie ? refaire (2004) 2 exemplares
The Thirteenth Child (2011) 2 exemplares
Le royaume aux deux visages (2001) 2 exemplares
Ecrire, pourquoi pas ? (1991) 2 exemplares
Ecrire, pourquoi pas ? N.E. (1996) 1 exemplar
Whispers of Magic 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Unseen: Scary Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Unexplained: A Haunted Canada Book (2008) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Dear Canada: A Time for Giving: Ten Tales of Christmas (2015) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Utah History Encyclopedia (1994) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
The Horrors: Terrifying Tales (2005) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



This book was one of my all time favourites when I was younger - it had adventure, a sassy heroine, an interesting historical setting, and just a touch of romance, so it really hit all the marks back then. Reading the book now, there’s still a lot of appeal here, even if the language and narrative is simplified for a younger audience. Bradford gets her readers into the thick of one of history’s most important events, the People’s Crusade, alongside protagonist Ursula, a young German girl who travels alongside her father who has been hired to act as Count Emil’s personal healer. Ursula’s father is swept up in the holy mania of the Crusade, but his choice to go along is also to save Ursula’s life; she has been accused and found guilty of witchcraft for practising her father’s healing arts, and going on the Crusade to Jerusalem will cleanse her of her perceived sins. To modern readers, the concept of these holy wars seems kind of insane, considering that we know in hindsight that the Crusades did very little to “save” the Holy Lands, so we automatically sympathize with Ursula’s viewpoint that religious mania should at least be questioned, but Bradford makes an effort to show us how religion really was a driving factor in the lives of the general population at the time. Some, like Ursula and her father, went along not just to fulfill a religious obligation, but also as a practical means to an end to support themselves - or were just thrown into the situation, as can happen. While Bradford’s narrative was a bit choppy at times, I found the characters well-developed and believable, which goes a long way to opening up historical stories.… (mais)
JaimieRiella | 1 outra crítica | Jul 14, 2021 |
This book made me obsessed with Lady Jane Grey. HOWEVER there is hardly any literature out there about her. I've even tried to write about her for papers, but there isn't even a whole lot of academic research out there about her. WHY? Her story is so unique. I would love to read more fiction about her. If you know of any good ones, please let me know. As for this book, I loved this whole series (even if the books are not technically related to one another). They were definitely some of my favorites and made me begin to love historical fiction.… (mais)
erinla | Oct 31, 2017 |
This is a great book about animal heroes. It has a few "animal saves human from drowning/fire/etc" tales, but it also has stories about animals in the navy, a dog who fights a grizzly bear, a dog who saved a little girl from getting hit by a truck, and a police dog who found lots of missing people. The stories were almost exclusively about dogs, with the exception of one cat story and one bunny story, but I think this is a good book.
Heather19 | 1 outra crítica | Jul 29, 2016 |



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