Synopses & Reviews
The second book in
The Cousins’ War series by #1
New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory,
The Red Queen moves to the Lancaster side, in a story of a determined woman who believes she is destined to shape the course of history.
Believing that her piety and lineage has destined her for greatness beyond her ordinary looks and expedient marriage, Margaret Beaufort is determined to see her son Henry on the throne of England—regardless of the cost. And after constant battles kill any other claimants, the little boy is the last Lancaster male to bear a claim to the throne.
Sending her son out of the country to keep him safe and betrothing him to her enemy Queen Elizabeth Woodville’s daughter, Margaret feigns loyalty to King Richard III and marries one of his faithful supporters—all while laying secret plans for the battle between the houses of York and Lancaster that will see her son the King of England.
When King Richard’s only son dies, Margaret launches her plan with a deadly command that strikes to the heart of the White Queen. Henry Tudor invades from France and with the support of Margaret’s husband, defeats the King’s army, gaining the throne and sealing his marriage to the White Rose princess. The ultimate triumph belongs to Lady Margaret; she has founded the greatest dynasty that England will ever know: the Tudors.
Sasha and Heather have a rocky friendship, to say the least. But it’s Heather who Sasha must turn to when she and her best friend, Paige, have a huge fight right before Fall Break. The problem? Sasha was supposed to spend the vacation with Paige in New York City. And since Heather also lives in Manhattan…The solution may not be pretty, but Sasha doesn’t have much choice. Can she and Heather put aside their differences and enjoy their time away from school?
Willy wants to write a storybook starring Bobo—and act out revenge fantasies on Earl—but Earl keeps wrecking the story (hence the desire to act out revenge fantasies!). Quit it, Earl…and stop stealing Bobo!
But sometimes it only takes a small thing to realize that even sworn enemies have something in common. For instance: Bobo and Earl both have very snakey tails! Is that a truce? Don’t count on it.
“Knuffle Bunny, move over. There’s another lost stuffie in town.” —Booklist, on I Must Have Bobo!
“As boy and cat tussle over Bobo, fundamental preschooler emotions—desire, fear, frustration, despair—will play for appreciative giggles.” —The New York Times Book Review, on I Must Have Bobo!
* “Hilarious for adult readers; an exercise in self-recognition and empathy for the intended audience.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review), on I Must Have Bobo!
“An excellent choice for bedtime or storytime.” —School Library Journal, on I Must Have Bobo!
andlt;b andgt;The irresistible stars of andlt;i andgt;I Must Have Bobo!andlt;/iandgt; return in another everyday adventure in domestic disharmony!andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Willy wants to write a storybook starring Boboand#8212;and act out revenge fantasies on Earland#8212;but Earl keeps wrecking the story (hence the desire to act out revenge fantasies!). Quit it, Earland#8230;and stop stealing Bobo!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;But sometimes it only takes a small thing to realize that even sworn enemies have something in common. For instance: Bobo and Earl both have very snakey tails! Is that a truce? Donand#8217;t count on it.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Eileen Rosenthal andlt;/bandgt;and her husband, Marc Rosenthal, enjoy working together (and even sharing)and#8212;unlike Willy and Earl. andlt;iandgt;I Must Have Bobo!andlt;/iandgt; was their first collaborative project and Eileenand#8217;s picture book debut. Marc is also the illustrator of Alison McGheeand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;Making a Friendandlt;/iandgt;. Eileen and Marc live with their family in the Berkshires.