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Mary, Queen of Scots, Queen Without a Country (Royal Diaries)

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ISBN13: 9780439194044
ISBN10: 0439194040
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Readers take a step back in time to 16th-century France in this year-long diary of adolescent Mary, Queen of Scots, who has fled from homeland to the Court of her betrothed in France.

Mary is only nine months old when she is crowned Queen of Scotland succeeding her father King James V. Because of political conflicts, she is forced to be separated from her mother and her country from the age of five. For the benefit of forging an alliance with France, the youngster is betrothed to Francis, the son of King Henry ll of France and his wife, the vicious and jealous Queen Catherine de Medici. Mary is sent to France to live in their care until she is old enough for the marriage to take place. It is at their home, the beautiful Chateau St. Germaine, that we first meet the irresistibly charming Mary at 11 years old. Keenly intelligent, she excels academically, and shows a talent for dance, music and poetry. She's an expert horsewoman, skilled at archery and hawking.

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For the benefit of forging an alliance with France, young Mary Queen of Scots is betrothed to a French prince and sent to live in his parents' care until she is old enough for the marriage to take place. Now this royal diary finds her at 11 years old at the beautiful Chateau St. Germaine.

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Only nine months old when she's crowned Queen of Scots, Mary is sent to live in France until she is old enough for marriage and the throne. While there, Mary excels at dance, music, poetry, and horsemanship.

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Bob From Ottawa Canada, October 13, 2006 (view all comments by Bob From Ottawa Canada)
This fascinating story written in the diary format introduces young readers to a historical period when royals were often treated like chess pieces in the European balance of power struggles. In this case, it's the engaging story of young Mary, Queen of Scotland, who is living in the Royal Court of the King of France in 1554, where she is destined to marry the future French King. We read the perceptive observations of 11 year old Mary regarding the people in her life at court: her childhood friends and the adults around her, including the poet Ronsard, and her step-mother Catherine de Medici. We learn about the many customs, traditions and special manners of royal life in France in the mid-16th century.
I think that the author has done a remarkable job in conveying what it might have been like for young Mary to live in France during this time . The diary format is an easy read, however it takes a great deal of skill to recreate a plausible story set in another historical period. The author pulls it off with attention to detail and lots of imagination. I am awed by this author's talent to write a page turning story in this format.
I highly recommend this book for young readers who are beginning to take an interest in history.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439194044
Author:
Lasky, Kathryn
Publisher:
Scholastic Inc.
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Kings, queens, rulers, etc.
Subject:
Diaries
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Royal Diaries
Series Volume:
00-07
Publication Date:
20020401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Elementary and junior high
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.38 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
09-13

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Product details 112 pages Scholastic - English 9780439194044 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , For the benefit of forging an alliance with France, young Mary Queen of Scots is betrothed to a French prince and sent to live in his parents' care until she is old enough for the marriage to take place. Now this royal diary finds her at 11 years old at the beautiful Chateau St. Germaine.
"Synopsis" by , Only nine months old when she's crowned Queen of Scots, Mary is sent to live in France until she is old enough for marriage and the throne. While there, Mary excels at dance, music, poetry, and horsemanship.
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