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Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell-Tween/Teen

Rating: 4/5 Stars

About the book: Elaine of Ascolat, The Lady of Shallot, has grown up living with her father and brothers in an army encampment and is used to being the only girl. She swims, runs through the trees, gets her dresses dirty, and counts Arthur, Lancelot and Tristan among her closest friends. Elaine is invalueable to the men of the camp as she is well versed in the healing arts. She also hopes that Lancelot will notice her as a woman and not a silly little girl and believes that Lancelot is her true love. Everything in the camp changes when Gwynivere arrives. She is much prettier than Elaine, is much more girly, and seems to have won the heart of Lancelot, much to Elaine's jealousy. It doesn't help matters that Gwynivere is mean and spitful towards Elaine and any hopes of friendship seem dashed. When Arthur leads the men into a battle against the Saxons, Elaine plans to follow them secretly. Things don't go as planned, and Elaine finds herself needing to change her plans and mend broken relationships in order to be the heroine she knows she can be.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: As a fan of medieval times, I loved the setting and characters found in this book. It is full of legends and made me go to my computer several times to look up more information on these characters. Written in verse, the story flows beautifully and moves almost like a song. Full of romance, adventure and a strong heroine this is a story you won't want to put down-and won't soon forget.

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  1. Cna you recommend any books that are similiar but not written in verse/

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