Finding Plutarch in Unexpected Places: The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Dale Snedeker – Newbery Honor Book, 1934

The Forgotten Daughter is an outstanding book by an author who was well-known for her dedication to historical accuracy. Caroline Dale Snedeker (1871-1956) wrote numerous books for children and this book is a fine example of the research she undertook to produce an historically authentic work of fiction.     The Forgotten Daughter is a … Continue reading Finding Plutarch in Unexpected Places: The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Dale Snedeker – Newbery Honor Book, 1934

The Spartan by Caroline Dale Snedeker

    The historian Herodotus, (c. 485-425 BC) in his narrative history which records the wars between the Greeks and the Persians, gives an account of a young man named Aristodemos. Caroline Dale Snedeker has taken this brief description, fleshed it out and brought this period of ancient history vibrantly to life. The son of … Continue reading The Spartan by Caroline Dale Snedeker