about the book
Lady Elaine by Sarah Hamaker
A retelling of the Arthurian legend from the perspective of Queen Guinevere’s fictitious younger sister, 10-year-old Lady Elaine, who would rather be climbing trees or riding her horse than learning how to be a lady.
When Guinevere leaves for Camelot to marry King Arthur, Elaine is forced to come along as her lady-in-waiting. But an attack by bandits and an unexpected encounter make the journey to Camelot more exciting than Elaine anticipated. Maybe Camelot will hold more surprises than she realizes.
The first volume in a planned series about Lady Elaine. This book would appeal to readers of American Girl stories, adventure stories, and those reading middle reader chapter books.
My 10-year-old daughter absolutely loved this story and I enjoyed it as well! Lady Elaine is a lovely little retelling of the King Arthur legend with a positive focus on family relationships. Elaine is a spunky, energetic girl just trying to adjust to the idea of growing up and moving away from home. My little lady loved the adventure and the sisters’ relationship. I highly recommend this one for middle readers or reading aloud to a variety of ages. We will be watching for more stories about Lady Elaine!
I volunteered to read and review this book for the author and received a complimentary copy in order to do so. The opinions given are my own.
About the Author
Sarah Hamaker is certified Leadership Parenting Coach, as well as a freelance writer and editor. She’s written several books, including Ending Sibling Rivalry: Moving Your Kids From War to Peace and Hired@Home, a guide to unlocking women’s work-from-home potential. She has a master’s degree in Literature and Language from Marymount University.
Her short stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers. She also writes fiction and is an enthusiastic participant in November’s National Novel Writing Month.
Sarah lives in Virginia with her husband and four children.
I am always looking for middle-grade books to keep my bookworm daughter happy! The library is a much-used resource in our house, especially the ebooks… mama likes to stay home. Add Lady Elaine to your young lady’s tbr! Tell us all about your kid lit favorites in the comments!