Queen's Own Fool

10 best books like Queen's Own Fool (Jane Yolen): The Ruins of Ambrai, Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914, The Earthsea Trilogy, Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria - France, 1769, Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544, Arranged Marriage, The Star of Kazan, The Captive Temple, The Day of Reckoning, The Fight for Truth

The Ruins of Ambrai
AuthorMelanie Rawn
ISBN0330344196
A thousand years ago, Mageborns fled prejudice and persecution to colonize the planet Lenfell--a perfect refuge for those whose powers were perceived as a threat by people not gifted with magic. But the greater the magic, the greater the peril. Lenfell was soon devastated by a war between rival Mageborn...
Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914
AuthorCarolyn Meyer
ISBN0439129087
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...
The Earthsea Trilogy
AuthorUrsula K. Le Guin
ISBN0140050930
As long ago as forever and as far away as Selidor, there lived the dragonlord and Archmage, Sparrowhawk, the greatest of the great wizards - he who, when still a youth, met with the evil shadow-beast; he who later brought back the Ring of Erreth-Akbe from the Tombs of Atuan; and he who, as an old man, rode...
AuthorKathryn Lasky
ISBN0439076668
"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
AuthorKathryn Lasky
ISBN0590684841
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....
Arranged Marriage
AuthorChitra Banerjee Divakaruni
ISBN0385483503
Although Chitra Divakaruni's poetry has won praise and awards for many years, it is her prose that is quickly making her one of the brightest rising stars in the changing face of American literature. Arranged Marriage, her first collection of stories, spent five weeks on the San Francisco Chronicle...
The Star of Kazan
AuthorEva Ibbotson
ISBN0142405825
Annika has never had a birthday. Instead she celebrates her Found Day, the day a housemaid and a cook to three eccentric Viennese professors found her and took her home. There, Annika has made a happy life in the servants' quarters, surrounded with friends, including the elderly woman next door who regales...
The Captive Temple
AuthorJude Watson
ISBN0590519700
Another exciting episode in the Jedi Apprentice saga, this one featuring a character who had been absent for the last few books. Many books that have an inferior writing style aren't worth reading, but Jude Watson's juvenile Star Wars novels don't fall into that trap, because, even though the style...
The Day of Reckoning
AuthorJude Watson
ISBN0590520792
This book is part of a series and this series should be read in order. In this one, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan travel to the home planet of Xanatos in the hope this will lead to finding him. While there, they discover that the population is consumed with a lottery that is actually a cover up for other crimes.

I...
The Fight for Truth
AuthorJude Watson
ISBN0590520806
Most people on the planet Kegan don't want to have anything to do with the rest of the galaxy. But when a young potential Jedi is discovered there, Qui-Gon Jinn, Adi Gallia, and their apprentices, Obi-Wan and Siri, are compelled to visit this strangely isolated world.

They are not welcomed with...
Just Ella
AuthorMargaret Peterson Haddix
ISBN1416936491
Being a princess isn't all that...

You've heard the fairy tale: a glass slipper, Prince Charming, happily ever after...

Welcome to reality: royal genealogy lessons, needlepoint, acting like "a proper lady," and—worst of all—a prince who is not the least bit interesting, and...
AuthorEllen Emerson White
ISBN0439129095
In their hope to restore Hawaii¹s toppled monarchy and the Hawaiian way of life the people of Hawaii turn to Princess Kaiulani, who is only a young girl. Acclaimed author Ellen Emerson White makes her debut on the Royal Diaries list with this compelling narrative of the tumultuous years following Hawaii¹s...
Runebinder
AuthorAlex R. Kahler
ISBN0373212631
Magic is risen.

When magic returned to the world, it could have saved humanity, but greed and thirst for power caused mankind's downfall instead. Now once-human monsters called Howls prowl abandoned streets, their hunger guided by corrupt necromancers and the all-powerful Kin. Only Hunters...
Phantom
AuthorSusan Kay
ISBN1933626046
Susan Kay's Phantom is the unbelievably tragic and dramatic story of novel character Erik from the Phantom of the Opera by (Gaston Leroux). Susan Kay has written a terrific novel. Content and Lyrics are very impressive. "The Phantom" is written exciting and entertaining and full of beautiful and wise...
AuthorChristian Burch
Manny /ma-ne/ "n" A male nanny or babysitter, known to be handsome, fabulous, and a lover of eighties music.

"Be interesting."

That's what the manny tells Keats Dalinger the first time he packs Keats's school lunch, but for Keats that's not always the easiest thing to do. Even though...
AuthorFrances Mary Hendry
ISBN0374461554
QUEST FOR A MAID is the greatest YA novel I have read since THE PERILOUS GARD by Elizabeth Marie Pope. It's a standard YA novel in some ways -- a strong teen girl overcomes self doubt, makes friends, helps others, learns lessons. But it's set in Medieval Scotland, and the historical details and the setting...
AuthorAn Wallace
Christine de Chagny is still haunted.

When the Opera Ghost sent Christine away to marry his rival, the youthful and winsome Vicomte Raoul de Chagny, she promised the Ghost that she would return to bury him when he died. Unable to keep her word and tormented by grief and regret, she starts writing...
AuthorMartin Knowlden
One of the most successful musicals of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” has been running for 20 years on Broadway and on London’s West End. It has dazzled more than 100 million people in 22 countries, and went on to become a major feature film. This pictorial companion...
I Know What I Saw: Modern-Day Encounters with Monsters of New Urban Legend and Ancient Lore
AuthorLinda S. Godfrey
Which came first--the monster or the myth? Journalist Linda Godfrey investigates present-day encounters with mysterious creatures of old.

The monsters of ancient mythology, folklore, and more contemporary urban legend have long captured the popular imagination. While most people...
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