Rebecca Barnhouse

Rebecca Barnhouse teaches and writes about medieval topics and about children's literature set in the Middle Ages. Her books include Recasting the Past: The Middle Ages in Young Adult Literature and The Book of the Knight of the Tower: Manners for Young Medieval Women. Visit her website at to find out more.

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Author: Rebecca Barnhouse | Narrator: Robin Sachs
Release Date: November 02, 2010
Rebecca Barnhouse weaves Norse gods, blood feuds, and a terrifying dragon into this spectacular retelling of the end of the Old English poem Beowulf.

When he was a baby, Rune washed up onshore in a boat, along with a sword and a pendant bearing the runes that gave him his nickname.


Author: Rebecca Barnhouse | Narrator: Susan Duerden and Rebecca Barnhouse
Release Date: October 27, 2009
“A funny and wise book about friendship, loyalty, and love.”—Karen Cushman

Johanna is a servant girl to Dame Margery Kempe, a renowned medieval holy woman. Dame Margery feels the suffering the Virgin Mary felt for her son but cares little for the misery she sees every day.