Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Book of the Maidservant

Book of the Maidservant
by Rebecca Barnhouse
Young Adult Historical Fiction
Due October 2009

Johanna is the maidservant of Dame Margery, a loudly pious woman who has decided to go on a pilgrimage to Rome. Unbeknownst to Johanna, she has been committed to serving the entire traveling party during their journey. They travel from England to France and through the Pyrenees on their way to Italy. The journey is hard, and the company is unkind to Johanna--all except John Mouse and Thomas, two scholars on their way to study law in Bologna. I loved Johanna--she wasn't a stereotypical maidservant character. Watch for this one in October.

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