Mary, Queen of Scots: Queen Without a Country
10 best books like Mary, Queen of Scots: Queen Without a Country (Kathryn Lasky): Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914, I Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1691, Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic, 1912, Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia, England, 1829, Beware, Princess Elizabeth, Patience, Princess Catherine, Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763, The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777, Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell, Anne Boleyn and Me: The Diary of Elinor Valjean, London, 1525-1536
Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914
This was the book that launched my love affair with Russia. I read it at age 12, fell in love with the Romanov family and Russia, and promptly went out and bought a Teach Yourself Russian in Three Months set (with accompanying CASSETTES, which lets you know how long ago this was!). Ten years later, I graduated...
|Author||Lisa Rowe Fraustino|
One of our final two Dear Americas, this is the compelling diary of a young girl who finds herself caught up in the turmoil and drama of the Salem Witch Trials.
Deliverance Trembley lives in Salem Village, where she must take care of her sickly sister, Mem, and where she does her daily chores in...
Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic, 1912
|Author||Ellen Emerson White|
Of the Titanic story, I always find it most difficult to get through reading or hearing about the crew who sacrificed their lives. What amazes me most is that the band selflessly played through the entire ordeal without rushing to the lifeboats and trying to save themselves. If there was one thing I could...
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....
Imprisonment. Betrayal. Lost love. Murder. What more must a princess endure?
Elizabeth Tudor's teenage and young adult years during the turbulent reigns of Edward and then Mary Tudor are hardly those of a fairy-tale princess. Her mother has been beheaded by Elizabeth's own father, Henry...
Will Catherine ever become queen?
England anxiously awaits Prince Arthur’s betrothed—the Spanish princess who will be its future queen. But when Arthur dies not long after the wedding, Catherine of Aragon’s fate becomes uncertain. Will the king and Catherine’s parents arrange...
|Author||Mary Pope Osborne|
Catharine Carey Logan and her family have enjoyed a peaceful and prosperous life as the Quakers and Delaware Indians share a mutually trusting relationship. Recently, however, this friendship has been threatened by violence against the Indians. Then, Catharine and her brother are taken captive...
This is a great fictional account of the winter George Washington’s army spent in Valley Forge. I quite enjoyed it.
Warning: There are a few things that might make some readers squeamish, including the severing of limbs in wartime surgeries.
Now that we're in the North Platte River Valley the air feels dry and thin. My lips are so chapped they bleed when I talk. The only thing to do is dip our fingers in to the bucket of axle grease and rub our lips every hour or so. It smells bad, it tastes bad, and the blowing dust sticks.
It feels like we...
When the King came riding in on his big, black horse, a murmer went up, because his tunic was stitched with the words, DECLARE I DARE NOT. All the ladies were giggling behind their hands, and I asked Mama what it meant. Her face had turned quite pink and she said, ..Never mind.., so I asked Rosanna later. She...
|Author||Patricia C. McKissack|
In acclaimed author Patricia McKissack's latest addition to the Dear America line, Lozette, a French slave, whose masters uproot her and bring her to America, must find her place in the New World.
Arriving with her French masters in upstate New York at the tail end of the French-Indian War,...