Gift Guide

The Striped Ships

( 1 )
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (14) from $11.27   
  • New (1) from $174.50   
  • Used (13) from $11.27   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The Norman invasion of England on Michaelmas Eve morning in 1066 is the setting for this historical novel starring 11-year-old Juliana, daughter of a Saxon thane. She was among the first to sight the invading ships as she shirked her embroidery to steal a quiet walk on the beach. With her luxurious life a dim memory, Juliana is separated from all of her family except her young brother Wulfric but manages to deliver him safely to Canterbury. She ultimately escapes from slavery and finds a modest yet fulfilling life as an embroiderer on the great Bayeux Tapestry. McGraw's ( The Money Room ; Moccasin Trail ) finely balanced blend of historical detail and dramatic invention admirably brings to life the harsh realities and emotional tumult in a country under seige. Juliana is the perfect heroine, feisty and practical; her invigorating struggle to become self-reliant craftily encompasses the complicated political issues of the period. Ages 12-up. (Oct.)
School Library Journal
Gr 6-10-- Rich in detail, The Striped Ships follows the life of Juliana--pampered daughter of a thane--from the Norman invasion of England in 1066 until, 18 months and many trials and hardships later, she finds satisfaction and peace working on the Bayeux Tapestry. McGraw's descriptions of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman life are excellent; she paints a clear, colorful picture of this period of upheaval. Juliana is an interesting, realistic character whose battle for a sense of purpose and identity is timeless. Very little is available for young people on this era of English history, so McGraw's novel is welcome. It's just unfortunate that there isn't more historical data. The glossary is not comprehensive, and the note on dates is incorrect (the Normans invaded England September 28; October 14 was the Battle of Hastings). Finally, in 1066 Edgar, not Edward, was the Aetheling. These flaws aside, the book should be a positive addition to historical-fiction collections. --Ann W. Moore, formerly at Lane Road Library, Columbus, OH
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689505324
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/1991
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 12 years

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2008

    Great History

    The Striped Ships had wonderful history but it was not as exciting as Eloise McGraw's other books. I learned alot about the hate between Normans and Saxons and about the Bayeux Tapestry. Great History!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)