Beware, Princess Elizabeth
10 best books like Beware, Princess Elizabeth (Carolyn Meyer): Girl in Blue, Cleopatra's Moon, Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile - 57 B.C., Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven, Japan, 1858, Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine, France, 1136, Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria - France, 1769, Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544, Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia, England, 1829, Mary, Queen of Scots: Queen Without a Country, Assassin
From acclaimed QUILT TRILOGY author Ann Rinaldi comes another gripping historical adventure. Here, a courageous girl disguises herself as a boy and fights in the Civil War.
The year is 1861. When spirited teenager Sarah Louisa learns that she is to be married off to her despicable neighbor,...
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This book utterly blew me away. The research that went into it was obviously extensive and i was so glad to see that it was so historically accurate. I've always been fascinated by Cleopatra and ancient Egypt, but i would often get frustrated when authors portray the great queen as a promiscuous sex symbol...
Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile - 57 B.C.
Disclaimer: The last time I read this book was in middle school, so my review will be spotty and more nostalgic than any review should be. Oh well.
I avidly read the Royal Diaries series during my middle school years. Like most young girls, I was fascinated with princesses and--maybe not so much...
Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven, Japan, 1858
As a princess of Japan in the year 1858, twelve-year-old Kazunomiya lives a life of privilege and luxury. But it is one in which she is a virtual prisoner, kept sheltered behind palace walls, only able to leave for the occasional visit to a temple or shrine. But her predictable life is changing. Japan has...
Author of the best-selling Royal Diaries title, CLEOPATRA VII, Kristiana Gregory now takes readers to twelfth-century France and introduces Eleanor of Aquitaine, who becomes queen at age 15.
Fourteen-year-old Eleanor of Aquitaine lives in a castle in Poitier, France, with her father...
"I look up now into the oval mirror and see barely a trace of the mud-splattered girl tearing through the woodland on her horse, or the barefoot girl wading at Schonbrunn... I have become what Mama set out for me to be. Majestic. A Dauphine and eventually a Queen." So writes the headstrong 13-year-old Maria...
Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544
This was a reread for me. I believe I originally read this book sometime during middle school and I remembered that I really liked it. I read a bunch of the Dear America and Royal Diaries books but I would always get them from my school library. Now I’m going to try to buy the ones I liked so I can relive my childhood....
Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia, England, 1829
In 1829, nine-year-old Victoria begins a journal chronicling her life as an English princess, in a title which includes information on the reign, marriage, and family life of Queen Victoria and English civilization during that period.
...I had to kiss His Majesty's hand....
I read these books when I was little, so I have a very childish adoration for them. However, reading them now I am irritated with the historical inaccuracies since they help perpetuate the lack of knowledge having to do with history in general. MQoS is a very complex figure given a very anglo personality,...
Having tried a whole host of these historical mysteries written from the viewpoint of some lady or another, I haven't, until this series, found one that I so thoroughly endorsed. There's the Lady Julia Grey, Lady Emily, Lady Arianna, Lady Rose Summer...well, there are simply endless numbers of these...
Sherlock Holmes, just 13, is a misfit. His highborn mother is the daughter of an aristocratic family, his father a poor Jew. Their marriage flouts tradition, makes them social pariahs in the London of the 1860s; and son Sherlock bears the burden of their rebellion. Friendless, bullied at school, he...
I had freckles.
I had sandy hair.
I was too short.
Would my feet even touch the ground if I sat on the throne?
These are the words of lady Jane Grey, as imagined by celebrated author Ann Rinaldi. Jane would become Queen of England for only nine days before being beheaded at the age of...
Tegneserie. About The Author: Author and television scriptwriter Anthony Horowitz was born in Stanmore, England on April 5, 1956. At the age of eight, he was sent to a boarding school in London. He graduated from the University of York and published his first book, Enter Frederick K. Bower (1979), when...
A Newbery Honor Book
Tomie's family starts building their new house at 26 Fairmount Avenue in 1938, just as a hurricane hits town, starting off a busy, crazy year. Tomie has many adventures all his own, including eating chocolate with his Nana Upstairs, only to find out--the hard way--that...
The Thomas family members face ongoing challenges in the dark years at the close of WW2. Alex's values are tested as he works to complete an intelligence assignment in Germany while wondering if he'll ever see his beloved Anna and their son again. Wally struggles to survive the torture he endures as a...
Dean Hughes has managed to make the Thomas family and all they interacted with seem real to me. I think he put it best in his afterward. "..I will miss the Thomases. I know that they only exist when I put words in their mouths or invent their actions, but it doesn't seem so to me. They seem like friends, or family,...
The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette
Imagine that, on the night before she is to die under the blade of the guillotine, Marie Antoinette leaves behind in her prison cell a diary telling the story of her life--from her privileged childhood as Austrian Archduchess to her years as glamorous mistress of Versailles to the heartbreak of imprisonment...