New Tales

Recent works of fiction inspired by or with reference to the Middle Ages.  Which ones have you read?


Kate DiCamillo.  The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread. Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering.  Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2003.

harry potter and the sorcerer's stone

J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. New York:  Scholastic Press, 1997.  

secret of the kells

Tomm Moore and Fabrice Ziolkowski.  The Secret of Kells. DVD. Directed by Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey.  Celluloid Dreams:  Paul Young, Didier Brunner, and Vivian Van Fleteren, 2009. 

umberto eco

Umberto Eco.  The Name of the Rose. San Diego:  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983.

Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett.  The Pillars of the Earth.  New York:  New American Library, 1989.

Davinci code

Dan Brown. The Da Vinci Code. New York:  Doubleday, 2003