Best Teen & Young Adult European Biographical Fiction Books

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1. 47 Days: The True Story of Two Teen Boys Defying Hitler's Reich

Author: by Annette Oppenlander
English
64 pages
0997780061

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“…Intriguing and fascinating young adult adventure…” Readers’ Favorite’47 DAYS’ is a novelette and an excerpt from the award-winning biographical novel, SURVIVING THE FATHERLAND-A True Coming-of-age Love Story Set in WWII Germany. In March 1945 Hitler ordered his last propaganda command: send all 15 and 16-year old boys to defend the fatherland.

47 DAYS tells the true story of Gnter and Helmut, best friends, who dared to defy and disobey. Without knowing how long the war might continue, they spent 47 harrowing days as fugitives on the run. Being caught meant certain execution. SURVIVING THE FATHERLAND tells the true and heart-wrenching stories of Lilly and Gnter struggling with the terror-filled reality of life in the Third Reich, each embarking on their own dangerous path toward survival, freedom, and ultimately each other.

Based on the author’s own family and anchored in historical facts, this story celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the strength of war children.


2. Michael Faraday: Father of Electronics

Author: by Charles S. Ludwig Jr.
Herald Press
English
224 pages

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Charles Ludwig retells Michael Faraday’s remarkable life story in fictionalized form. Here is the father of the electric motor, the dynamo, the transformer, the generator. Few persons are aware of the brilliant man’s deep Christian convictions and his determination to live by the Sermon on the Mount.For ages 12 to 15.


3. Mary, Bloody Mary

Author: by Carolyn Meyer
Clarion Books
English
227 pages

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The story of Mary Tudor’s childhood is a classic fairy tale: A princess who is toinherit the throne of England is separated from her mother; abused by an evilstepmother who has enchanted her father; stripped of her title; and forced tocare for her baby stepsister, who inherits Mary’s rights to the throne.

Believe itor not, it’s all true. Told in the voice of the young Mary, this novel explores the history and intrigueof the dramatic rule of Henry VIII, his outrageous affair with and marriage to thebewitching Anne Boleyn, and the consequences of that relationship for hisfirstborn daughter.

Carolyn Meyer has written a compassionate historical novel about love and loss, jealousy and fear-and a girl’s struggle with forces farbeyond her control.


4. A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

Author: by E.L. Konigsburg
English
208 pages
068984624X

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Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife to two kings, mother to two others, has been waiting in Heaven a long time – eight centuries, more or less – to be reunited with her second husband, Henry II of England. Finally, the day has come when Henry will be judged for admission.

While Eleanor, never a patient woman in life or afterlife, waits, three people, each of whom was close to Eleanor during a time of her life, join her. Their reminiscences do far more than help distract Eleanor – they also paint a rich portrait of an extraordinary woman who was front and center in a remarkable period in history and whose accomplishments have had an important influence on society through the ages.


5. The Bad Queen: Rules and Instructions for Marie-Antoinette (Young Royals Book 6)

Author: by Carolyn Meyer
B00C8WTL8K
April 12, 2010
English

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The dizzying rise and horrific downfall of the last queen of France from the New York Times bestselling author of Duchessina. From the moment she was betrothed to the dauphin of France at age fourteen, perfection was demanded of Marie-Antoinette.

Desperate for affection and subjected to constant scrutiny, this spirited young woman can’t help but want to let loose with elaborate parties, scandalous fashions, and even a forbidden love affair. Meanwhile, the peasants of France are suffering from increasing poverty and becoming outraged.

They want to make the queen pay for her reckless extravagancewith her life. Includes historical notes, an author’s note, and bibliography Historical-fiction fans will be swept up in the cruel fates of the monarchs and political forces, particularly as the drama escalates into horror.

Booklist Beautifully written from the point of view of Marie-Antoinette, and then from the point of view of her daughter, this is fascinating book that fans of historical fiction will find captivating. Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews This novel about the ill-fated queen covers her life from age 13 when, as an Austrian princess, she prepares to marry the French dauphin to her death by guillotine in 1793 …


6. Beware, Princess Elizabeth

Author: by Carolyn Meyer
English
214 pages
0152045562

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Imprisonment.Betrayal.Lost love.Murder. What more must a princess endure? Elizabeth Tudor’s teenage and young adult years during the turbulent reigns of Edward and then Mary Tudor are hardly those of a fairy-tale princess. Her mother has been beheaded by Elizabeth’s own father, Henry VIII; her jealous half sister, Mary, has her locked away in the Tower of London; and her only love interest betrays her in his own quest for the throne.

Told in the voice of the young Elizabeth and ending when she is crowned queen, this second novel in the exciting series explores the relationship between two sisters who became mortal enemies. Carolyn Meyer has written an intriguing historical tale that reveals the deep-seated rivalry between a determined girl who became one of England’s most powerful monarchs and the sister who tried everything to stop her.


7. Queen's Own Fool (Stuart Quartet)

Author: by Jane Yolen

Puffin Books
English
400 pages

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Fans of historical sagas and the CW show Reign will be swept up by this clever tale by Jane Yolen and Robert Harris Once she was a traveling player … Now called La Jardinire, a resourceful and clever jester to the queen’s court, Nicola was a most unlikely person to end up fool and friend to Mary, Queen of Scots.

But Nicola isn’t an ordinary comedian tumbling and clowning before the court; her quick wit and sharp tongue are rare amongst the fawning nobles. As fate takes Mary from France to Scotland, and into confrontations with rebellious lords and devious advisors, Nicola remains deep in the queen’s inner circle.

But when the Scots start to turn on Queen Mary, Nicola struggles to find somethinganythingthat she, just a fool, can do to save her friend. Based deeply in fact and full of detail both luscious and sordid…. [Yolen and Harris] spin a historical tale of great immediacy and impact.

Kirkus Reviews”This rich and involving novel of Mary Queen of Scots and her court will have readers clamoring to know more about this dramatic period in French and Scottish history. Readers are treated to a fascinating look at royal politics.”School Library Journal


8. Under a War-Torn Sky

Author: by L.M. Elliott
B00RY6YYLO
April 4, 2015
English

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Wounded and alone behind enemy lines, a young pilot must find his way to freedom in this gripping, beloved novel When Henry Forester is shot down during a bombing run over France, the World War II pilot finds himself trapped behind enemy lines.

In constant danger of discovery by German soldiers, Henry begins a remarkable journey to freedom. Relying on the kindness of strangers, Henry moves from town to town-traveling by moonlight, never asking questions, or even the names of the people who help him along the way.

Each day brings him closer to home, yet every step in enemy territory invites new dangers. Even as Henry fights for his own life, he quickly grows to realize the peril that surrounds all of the French people, and to admire the courage of the freedom fighters who risk death to protect him.

Suspenseful and achingly true, this critically-acclaimed and deeply beloved novel explores the heartbreak of war, the strength of human spirit, and one young man’s struggle to protect the things he loves.


9. Nine Days a Queen: The Short Life and Reign of Lady Jane Grey

Author: by Ann Rinaldi
HarperCollins
English
240 pages

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I had freckles.I had sandy hair.I was too short. Would my feet even touch the ground if I sat on the throne? These are the words of lady Jane Grey, as imagined by celebrated author Ann Rinaldi. Jane would become Queen of England for only nine days before being beheaded at the age of sixteen.

Here is a breathtaking story of English royalty with its pageantry, privilege, and surprising cruelty. As she did in her previous novel Mutiny’s Daughter, Ms. Rinaldi uses powerful, evocative writing to bring to life a teenage girl caught in the grip of stirring times.Ages 12+

10. Patience, Princess Catherine

Author: by Carolyn Meyer

English
208 pages
0152054472

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England anxiously awaits Prince Arthur’s betrothedthe Spanish princess who will be its future queen. But when Arthur dies not long after the wedding, Catherine of Aragon’s fate becomes uncertain. Will the king and Catherine’s parents arrange a marriage with Arthur’s brother, Henry, or will she return to Spain a widow?

Through all this turmoil, the young princess’s resolve remains unshaken. She will one day be England’s queen … No matter how long it takes.

11. Out of the Hitler Time trilogy: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, Bombs on Aunt Dainty, A Small Person Far Away

Author: by Judith Kerr
B0175W4CQI
English

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An omnibus edition of Judith Kerr’s internationally acclaimed trilogy, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, Bombs on Aunt Dainty and A Small Person Far Away, we see the world through Anna’s eyes as she grows up from her much loved family to Hitler’s holocaust.

Anna was a German child when she had to flee from the Nazis before the War. By the time the bombs began to fall she was a stateless adolescent in London, and after it was all over she became a happily married Englishwoman who thought she had put the past behind her.

This omnibus edition of the three volumes of Judith Kerr’s Hitler trilogy, tells her story beginning with the rise of Hitler in 1933 through to her return to Berlin years after the war.

12. Doomed Queen Anne: A Young Royals Book (3)

Author: by Carolyn Meyer
Clarion Books
English
230 pages

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Though born without great beauty, wealth, or title, Anne Boleyn blossomed into a captivating woman. She used her wiles to win the heart of England’s most powerful man, King Henry VIII, and persuade him to defy everyone-including his own wifeto make her his new queen.

But Anne’s ambition was her fatal flaw. This is the true story of the girl everyone loved to hate. Carolyn Meyer’s engrossing third novel in the award-winning Young Royals series tells Anne’s fascinating story in her own voicefrom her life as an awkward girl to the dramatic moments before her death.

13. Duchessina: A Novel of Catherine de' Medici (Young Royals Book 5)

Author: by Carolyn Meyer
B01BUPP8WS
March 1, 2016
English

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From the New York Times-bestselling author:She is the wealthiest and most envied girl in all of Italybut she yearns for freedom Young Catherine de’ Medici is the sole heiress to the entire fortune of the wealthy Medici family. But her life is far from luxurious.

After a childhood spent locked away behind the walls of a convent, she joins the household of the pope, where at last she can be united with her true love. But, all too soon, that love is replaced with an engagement to a boy who is cold and aloof.

It soon becomes clear that Catherine will need all the cunning she can muster to command the respect she deserves as one of sixteenth-century France’s most powerful queens, in this riveting historical novel in the Young Royals series. This captivating tale of the rise of this Italian merchant family is seldom portrayed, and it plays out delightfully in this well-written novel.

School Library Journal A sympathetic, engrossing portrait of a noble girl who, later in life, became a feared queenWith meticulous historical detail, sensitive characterizations, and Catherine’s strong narration, Meyer’s memorable story of a fascinating young woman who relies on her intelligence, rather than her beauty, will hit home with many teens.

14. A Small Person Far Away (Out of the Hitler Time Book 3)

Author: by Judith Kerr
B0088NCD8S
June 28, 2012
English

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Partly autobiographical, this is the third title in Judith Kerr’s internationally acclaimed trilogy of books following the life of Anna through war-torn Germany, to London during the Blitz and her return to Berlin to discover the pastBerlin is where Anna lived before Hitler, when she was still a German child; before she spoke a word of English, before her family had all become refugees.

Long before her happy new existence in London. But Mama is there, dangerously ill. Anna is forced to go back, to deal with questions of life and death, to face old fears, and to discover the past which she has so long shut away.

15. Viking: A historical fiction adventure (Viking Ventures)

Author: by Ole Åsli

English
157 pages
8293794968

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History is about to change in the hands of the unlikeliest of culprits. A Viking raid hits a small village in Northumbria. Onboard one of the ships is a terrified Ulv. The youngest of the crew – he is not a Viking, not a warrior, not a fighter.

Despised by most of the hird he has to prove himself worthy as a raider. His honor and his life is at stake, as he faces a battle with enemies on both sides. Standing on the pier, Marcus watches in horror as the Viking ships appear.

This time he is old enough to fight. To stand, side by side with the other men against the mighty foe. The scourge of the North. At least, he hopes he can slow the Northmen down so that his little sister, Julia, can get away.

In a twist of fate, both teenage boys ends up hiding in a cellar. From that moment, their destiny is intertwined in a relationship spanning from friends to enemies, from thrall and master to weapon brothers, and from friendship to hate.

Follow Ulv, Marcus, Julia and the whole band of Viking misfits as they changes the course of history. In the epic story of Two Kings’ you will meet real historical figures like Ragnar Lothbrok and Charles the Bald. You will bear witness to the occupation of Dublin and the siege of Paris.

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Girl on a Plane

Author: by Miriam Moss
Clarion Books
English
288 pages

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Bahrain, 1970.After a summer spent with her family, fifteen-year-old Anna is flying back to boarding school in England when her plane is hijacked by Palestinian terrorists and taken to the Jordanian desert.Demands are issued. If they are not met, the terrorists will blow up the plane, killing all hostages.

The heat becomes unbearable; food and water supplies dwindle. All alone, Anna begins to face the possibility that she may never see her family again. Inspired by true events in the author’s life, this is a story about ordinary people facing agonizing horror with courage and resilience.

Includes Q&A with the author.