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Silver Branch

Author(s): Sutcliff, Rosemary Pages: 215
Publisher: Walck Date of Publication: 1959
Reading Level: YA Genre:
Setting: Brit Period: 300 AD (Code: 8c3)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan:
Mystery: y First Person:
Detective/Narrator:
Subject: Two young Roman soldiers prove their loyalty during recovery of Britain, late 3rd c. --- Justin goes to Britain to serve in the Roman army as a surgeon, and when he discovers that the finance minister is betraying them to the local tribes, Justin asserts himself and gains self-confidence in his decisions. Adamson/WHF '98
Unique Qualities: real name Shirley Felts
Rating: exc for 9th gr(B); 'sensitively written yet exciting...includes authentic descriptions of Roman Britain...in the best tradition of historical fiction for young people' (EFR)
Review By: L Adamson
Review In: RGHFCYA
Review By: EFR
Review In: CW 61.6 (223)

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