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Mary, Bloody Mary

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ISBN13: 9780152164560
ISBN10: 0152164561
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The story of Mary Tudor's childhood is a classic fairy tale: A princess who is to inherit the throne of England is separated from her mother; abused by an evil stepmother who has enchanted her father; stripped of her title; and forced to care for her baby stepsister, who inherits Mary's rights to the throne. Believe it or not, it's all true.

Told in the voice of the young Mary, this novel explores the history and intrigue of the dramatic rule of Henry VIII, his outrageous affair with and marriage to the bewitching Anne Boleyn, and the consequences of that relationship for his firstborn daughter. Carolyn Meyer has written a compassionate historical novel about love and loss, jealousy and fear — and a girl's struggle with forces far beyond her control.

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"Meyer...presents the youth of Mary Tudor, oldest daughter of Henry VIII, as a bitter tale of mistreatment, political machination, and battling wills....It's an absorbing story, compellingly told, and if Mary doesn't come off as the religious fanatic she evidently was, her later brutality is not soft-pedaled in the appended historical note." Kirkus Reviews

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"Riveting." Publishers Weekly

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"Meyer writes powerfully and sympathetically, mixing the grim details of life in the 1500s with glamorous, fascinating descriptions of life in the court of Henry VIII." Booklist

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"This interesting and well-researched fictional biography brings a bit of history vividly and compellingly to life." VOYA

About the Author

Carolyn Meyer is the acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people. Her many award-winning novels include Mary, Bloody Mary, an ABA Pick of the Lists, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, a New York Times bestseller; White Lilacs, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an NYPL Best Book for the Teen Age, and an IRA Young Adults' Choice; and Marie, Dancing, a BookSense Pick. Ms. Meyer lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. www.readcarolyn.com

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VMC, March 14, 2013 (view all comments by VMC)
This book was realistic, honest and amazingly written. The book was thrilling, sad, and at some points humorous. It was hard not to read it all at one time; I could barely tear myself away for even a minute. It is a great book to use for a book group, or to read alone. Mary, Bloody Mary is a great book that I would reccomend to almost anyone. This might be a better book for girls, but only because the main character is one. If you are interested in historical fiction, this is the book for you.
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abx, February 26, 2009 (view all comments by abx)
Boringest book ever
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jumpergirl3005, December 21, 2008 (view all comments by jumpergirl3005)
A wonderful book that lets you see the trials of a young princess cast away by her father, alone and scared and how she became one of England's many feared royal Queens. The author has done a wonderful job of keeping it believable and historical. Even though you know the outcome the book is still thrilling to read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152164560
Author:
Meyer, Carolyn
Publisher:
Gulliver Books
Author:
Baratz-Logsted, Lauren
Author:
Meyer, Carolyn
Location:
San Diego, Calif.
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Royalty (kings queens princes princesses knights etc.)
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Biographical - European
Subject:
Kings, queens, rulers, etc.
Subject:
Great Britain History Mary I, 1553-1558.
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Young Royals Book
Series Volume:
106-11
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
6.88 x 4.19 in 0.3 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 240 pages Gulliver Books Paperbacks - English 9780152164560 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Meyer...presents the youth of Mary Tudor, oldest daughter of Henry VIII, as a bitter tale of mistreatment, political machination, and battling wills....It's an absorbing story, compellingly told, and if Mary doesn't come off as the religious fanatic she evidently was, her later brutality is not soft-pedaled in the appended historical note."
"Review" by , "Riveting."
"Review" by , "Meyer writes powerfully and sympathetically, mixing the grim details of life in the 1500s with glamorous, fascinating descriptions of life in the court of Henry VIII."
"Review" by , "This interesting and well-researched fictional biography brings a bit of history vividly and compellingly to life."
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