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Number of Pages: 420
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Series Title: Young Royals Books (Quality)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Age Range: 9-12 years
Book theme: Europe
Author: Carolyn Meyer
Street Date: June 13, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-3442
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 can't 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 extravagance--with her life.
Includes historical notes, an author's note, and bibliography
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