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History paints her as a shallow party girl, a spoiled fashionista, a callous ruler. Perhaps no other royal has been so maligned--and so misunderstood--as Marie-Antoinette. In this latest installment of her acclaimed Young Royals series, Carolyn Meyer reveals the dizzying rise and horrific downfall of the last Queen of France. 

     From the moment she was betrothed to the dauphin of France at age fourteen, perfection was demanded of Marie-Antoinette. She tried to please everyone--courtiers, her young husband, the king, the French people--but often fell short of their expectations. Desperate for affection and subjected to constant scrutiny, this spirited young woman can't help but want to let loose with elaborate parties, scandalous fashions, and other unimaginable luxuries. But as Marie-Antoinette's lifestyle gets ever more recklessly extravagant, the peasants of France are suffering from increasing poverty--and becoming outraged. They want to make the queen pay. 

     The Bad Queen is a fresh look at an endlessly fascinating life.

Includes historical notes, an author's note, and bibliography.

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The life, dreams, and struggles of the fourteen-year-old dancer who posed for Degas's most famous sculpture

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In this latest installment of her acclaimed Young Royals series, Carolyn Meyer reveals the dizzying rise and horrific downfall of the last queen of France. From the moment she was betrothed to the dauphin of France at age fourteen, perfection was demanded of Marie-Antoinette. Desperate for affection and subjected to constant scrutiny, this spirited young woman cant help but want to let loose with elaborate parties, scandalous fashions, and even a forbidden love affair. Meanwhile, the peasants of France are suffering from increasing poverty and becoming outraged. They want to make the queen pay for her reckless extravagancewith her life.

Includes historical notes, an authors note, and bibliography

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@lt;DIV@gt;Marie van Goethem, a fourteen-year-old ballet dancer in the famed Paris Opera, has led a life of hardship and poverty. For her, dancing is the only joy to counter the pain inflicted by hunger, her mother's drinking, and her selfish older sister. But when famed artist Edgar Degas demands Marie's presence in his studio, it appears that her life will be transformed: He will pay her to pose for a new sculpture, and he promises to make her a star.@lt;BR@gt;@lt;BR@gt;As Marie patiently stands before Mr. Degas each week, she dreams about supporting her family without being corrupted like most young dancers. She dreams about a life as a ballerina on the stage of the Opera. And she dreams about being with her true love.@lt;BR@gt;@lt;BR@gt;In this deeply moving, historically based account, Carolyn Meyer examines the life of the model for Edgar Degas's most famous sculpture, @lt;I@gt;Little Dancer Aged Fourteen@lt;/I@gt;.@lt;BR@gt;@lt;BR@gt;@lt;B@gt;@lt;I@gt;Includes an author's note.@lt;/I@gt;@lt;/B@gt;@lt;BR@gt;@lt;/DIV@gt;

About the Author

Praise for Carolyn Meyer's Young Royals books:
 
"High drama . . . irresistible."Booklist
"Riveting."Publishers Weekly
"Masterful."VOYA
"Captivating."SLJ

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152058791
Author:
Meyer, Carolyn
Publisher:
Harcourt Paperbacks
Author:
Meyer, Carolyn
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ballet dancing
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Young Royals
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7 x 4.5 in 0.38 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Synopsis" by ,
The life, dreams, and struggles of the fourteen-year-old dancer who posed for Degas's most famous sculpture

"Synopsis" by , '\'
In this latest installment of her acclaimed Young Royals series, Carolyn Meyer reveals the dizzying rise and horrific downfall of the last queen of France. From the moment she was betrothed to the dauphin of France at age fourteen, perfection was demanded of Marie-Antoinette. Desperate for affection and subjected to constant scrutiny, this spirited young woman cant help but want to let loose with elaborate parties, scandalous fashions, and even a forbidden love affair. Meanwhile, the peasants of France are suffering from increasing poverty and becoming outraged. They want to make the queen pay for her reckless extravagancewith her life.

Includes historical notes, an authors note, and bibliography

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"Synopsis" by , @lt;DIV@gt;Marie van Goethem, a fourteen-year-old ballet dancer in the famed Paris Opera, has led a life of hardship and poverty. For her, dancing is the only joy to counter the pain inflicted by hunger, her mother's drinking, and her selfish older sister. But when famed artist Edgar Degas demands Marie's presence in his studio, it appears that her life will be transformed: He will pay her to pose for a new sculpture, and he promises to make her a star.@lt;BR@gt;@lt;BR@gt;As Marie patiently stands before Mr. Degas each week, she dreams about supporting her family without being corrupted like most young dancers. She dreams about a life as a ballerina on the stage of the Opera. And she dreams about being with her true love.@lt;BR@gt;@lt;BR@gt;In this deeply moving, historically based account, Carolyn Meyer examines the life of the model for Edgar Degas's most famous sculpture, @lt;I@gt;Little Dancer Aged Fourteen@lt;/I@gt;.@lt;BR@gt;@lt;BR@gt;@lt;B@gt;@lt;I@gt;Includes an author's note.@lt;/I@gt;@lt;/B@gt;@lt;BR@gt;@lt;/DIV@gt;
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