Lois Amsel Jarman is the author of the Gisela, Adele, Isabelle, and Gevrehan series as well as the creator of Medieval Maidens. Her books have been awarded educational/historical Book of the Year and as well as the Preferred Choice Award by Creative Child Magazine. She began Medieval Maidens in 2006 as a way to teach children about the Middle Ages. Lois has also developed a reading curriculum for the books, which are used in after school reading programs and Girl Scout Groups.
In addition to her work with Medieval Maidens, she was formerly the education blogger for Want2Dish, and now writes the monthly Empty Nest column for the Frederick News Post.
Lois holds a Master’s in Humanities with a concentration in Medieval Studies and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Second Language Acquisition. She has worked in education since 1997, and currently teaches history and foreign language. A mother of two, she spent much time reading with her children as they were growing up, and she hopes to afford other parents that opportunity with their own children through Medieval Maidens. Lois lives in Maryland with her husband and a menagerie of pets.
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Gisela's Holiday Story
by Lois Jarman
Young readers learn about the Feast of All Saints Day, the medieval holiday that brings us many of our modern Halloween traditions. Celebrate the holiday through the eyes of medieval princess, Gisela, daughter of Charlemagne. This story is the first in a series of books that take readers back to the medieval period to learn about holiday traditions.
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