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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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andlt;Bandgt;Two Womenandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Elske --andlt;/Iandgt; a girl with no future, until her grandmother's sacrifice saves her from certain death andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Beriel --andlt;/Iandgt; an imperious princess, determined to claim the kingdom that is her birthrightandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Fate brings them together, both exiles, one servant to the other. To Beriel, the mistress, Elske offers steadfast loyalty and courage — hard to come by in her dangerous quest to regain the throne she has been denied by treachery. To Elske, the handmaiden, Beriel's proud example provides a perhaps even more precious gift — the strength to find her true self.

Synopsis:

Two Women

Elske -- a girl with no future, until her grandmother's sacrifice saves her from certain death

Beriel -- an imperious princess, determined to claim the kingdom that is her birthright

Fate brings them together, both exiles, one servant to the other. To Beriel, the mistress, Elske offers steadfast loyalty and courage — hard to come by in her dangerous quest to regain the throne she has been denied by treachery. To Elske, the handmaiden, Beriel's proud example provides a perhaps even more precious gift — the strength to find her true self.

About the Author

Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for andlt;iandgt;Diceyand#8217;s Songandlt;/iandgt;, the Newbery Honor Award for andlt;iandgt;A Solitary Blueandlt;/iandgt;, and the National Book Award Honor for andlt;iandgt;Homecomingandlt;/iandgt;, all part of the beloved Tillerman cycle. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle grade and teen readers, including andlt;iandgt;Izzy, Willy-Nillyandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Jackarooandlt;/iandgt;. She was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1995 for her work in literature, and the Katahdin Award in 2004. She lives in Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689864384
Author:
Vermeer, Jan
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Author:
Vermeer, Jan
Location:
New York
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Kings, queens, rulers, etc.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Simon Pulse ed.
Edition Description:
B101
Series Volume:
no. 03-11
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7 x 4.19 in 5.565 oz
Age Level:
13-17

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"Synopsis" by , Two Women

Elske -- a girl with no future, until her grandmother's sacrifice saves her from certain death

Beriel -- an imperious princess, determined to claim the kingdom that is her birthright

Fate brings them together, both exiles, one servant to the other. To Beriel, the mistress, Elske offers steadfast loyalty and courage — hard to come by in her dangerous quest to regain the throne she has been denied by treachery. To Elske, the handmaiden, Beriel's proud example provides a perhaps even more precious gift — the strength to find her true self.

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