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The Wicked and the Just

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ISBN13: 9780547688374
ISBN10: 0547688377
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Publisher Comments:

Cecilys father has ruined her life. Hes moving them to occupied Wales, where the

king needs good strong Englishmen to keep down the vicious Welshmen. At least

Cecily will finally be the lady of the house.

Gwenhwyfar knows all about that house. Once she dreamed of being the lady there

herself, until the English destroyed the lives of everyone she knows. Now she must

wait hand and foot on this bratty English girl.

While Cecily struggles to find her place amongst the snobby English landowners,

Gwenhwyfar struggles just to survive. And outside the city walls, tensions are rising

ever higher—until finally they must reach the breaking point.

Review:

"Cecily is furious when her father uproots her to begin a new life in Caernarvon (occupied Wales), where he will be a burgess, keeping order on behalf of the English king. The year is 1293, and tensions between the English and the Welsh are high. When Cecily arrives in Caernarvon, she behaves haughtily, attempting to act as the lady of the house in place of her late mother. Welsh housemaid 'Gwinny' hates her immediately, and the girls' battles and mutual resentment mirror the larger problems between their respective countries. Coats's debut shifts gracefully between the two girls' perspectives, finding empathy for both — no small feat when it comes to Cecily, who is naïve and sometimes downright cruel. She begins to recognize the injustices around her (including several of her own doing), while Gwinny struggles to keep her gravely ill mother and younger brother alive. Addressing the difference between vengeance and justice, the novel is steeped in the details and dialect of the Middle Ages, depicting barbaric events and dramatic inequalities. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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This powerful historical fiction debut, set in medieval Wales, follows Cecily whose family is lured by cheap land and the duty of all Englishman to help keep down the "vicious" Welshmen, and Gwenhwyfar, a Welsh girl who must wait hand and foot on her new English mistress. As issues of prejudice, heritage, and occupation come to a head, both girls have to find a way to survive.

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Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year--the year 1290. A Newbery Honor Book.

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Sixteen-year-old Maggie, accused of being a witch in treacherous seventeenth-century Scotland, escapes imprisonment but brings disaster to her uncle's door. After she is betrayed, she must try to save her family from the King's men at all costs.

Synopsis:

In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment—or worse. Accused of being a witch, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be hanged. She escapes, but instead of finding shelter with her principled, patriotic uncle, she brings disaster to his door. 

Betrayed by one of her own accusers, Maggie must try to save her uncle and his family from the kings men, even if she has to risk her own life in the process. Originally published in the UK, this book has a powerful blend of heart-stopping action and thought-provoking themes.

About the Author

Elizabeth Laird has been nominated five times for the Carnegie Medal and has won numerous awards, including the Childrens Book Award. She and her husband divide their time between London and Edinburgh.

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Dieveney, January 19, 2013 (view all comments by Dieveney)
The Wicked and the Just was not at all what I expected and I was astonished by this fantastic and fascinating book. It seems a charming coming of age story set in medieval Wales with unpretentious dialogue and amusing characters, but swiftly and surprisingly becomes a fast paced politically charged thriller. If this is J. Anderson Coats debut, I can't wait to see what she gives us next.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780547688374
Author:
Coats, Jillian Anderson
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Author:
Laird, Elizabeth
Author:
Coats, J. Anderson
Author:
Cushman, Karen
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Historical - Medieval
Subject:
debut novel;medieval;Wales;English;power;humor;political drama;battle;history;ad
Subject:
historical fiction;17th century;Scotland;witchcraft;action;drama;patriotism;fami
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 352 pages Harcourt Children's Books - English 9780547688374 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Cecily is furious when her father uproots her to begin a new life in Caernarvon (occupied Wales), where he will be a burgess, keeping order on behalf of the English king. The year is 1293, and tensions between the English and the Welsh are high. When Cecily arrives in Caernarvon, she behaves haughtily, attempting to act as the lady of the house in place of her late mother. Welsh housemaid 'Gwinny' hates her immediately, and the girls' battles and mutual resentment mirror the larger problems between their respective countries. Coats's debut shifts gracefully between the two girls' perspectives, finding empathy for both — no small feat when it comes to Cecily, who is naïve and sometimes downright cruel. She begins to recognize the injustices around her (including several of her own doing), while Gwinny struggles to keep her gravely ill mother and younger brother alive. Addressing the difference between vengeance and justice, the novel is steeped in the details and dialect of the Middle Ages, depicting barbaric events and dramatic inequalities. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
This powerful historical fiction debut, set in medieval Wales, follows Cecily whose family is lured by cheap land and the duty of all Englishman to help keep down the "vicious" Welshmen, and Gwenhwyfar, a Welsh girl who must wait hand and foot on her new English mistress. As issues of prejudice, heritage, and occupation come to a head, both girls have to find a way to survive.
"Synopsis" by , Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year--the year 1290. A Newbery Honor Book.
"Synopsis" by ,
Sixteen-year-old Maggie, accused of being a witch in treacherous seventeenth-century Scotland, escapes imprisonment but brings disaster to her uncle's door. After she is betrayed, she must try to save her family from the King's men at all costs.
"Synopsis" by ,
In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment—or worse. Accused of being a witch, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be hanged. She escapes, but instead of finding shelter with her principled, patriotic uncle, she brings disaster to his door. 

Betrayed by one of her own accusers, Maggie must try to save her uncle and his family from the kings men, even if she has to risk her own life in the process. Originally published in the UK, this book has a powerful blend of heart-stopping action and thought-provoking themes.

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