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    Royal Diaries, The: Jahanara, Princess of Princesses (EBK)

    Royal Diaries, The: Jahanara, Princess of Princesses (EBK)

    by Lasky, Kathryn

    In the 1600s, the Mughal emperors of India were among the greatest rulers of the East. Jahanara is the daughter of one of these ultra-rich and powerful figures, Shah Jahan the Magnificent. The oldest and favorite of his children, she is showered with emeralds, diamonds, and rubies, and is attended by numerous servants and learned tutors. Yet her world is not one of pure contentment. It is rife with intrigue and turmoil as her father fights for his right to rule—and she struggles against the confinement her Muslim religion dictates. Jahanara's diary allows readers to witness the exotic splendor and unforgettable drama of this past great dynasty.

    A companion to the acclaimed Dear America books, The Royal Diaries is a groundbreaking series about real historical figures—young princesses, queens, and other female royals. Written by some of today's most acclaimed authors, these books also feature additional materials that offer a glimpse into the time period—and may inspire kids to find out more!

    About the Author:
    Kathryn Lasky has always been a daydreamer. She loves writing historical fiction—it takes about four hours of research for every hour she writes.

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    Royal Diaries, The: Elisabeth, The Princess Bride, Austria-Hungary (EBK)

    Royal Diaries, The: Elisabeth, The Princess Bride, Austria-Hungary (EBK)

    by Denenberg, Barry

    Author Barry Denenberg brings us into the whirlwind that is the life of Princess Elisabeth of Austria. A free and impetuous spirit, Elisabeth is chosen at the tender age of 15 (over her older sister) to be the wife of Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria. From that moment on, she is thrown into an intimidating world of restrictions and tremendous responsibilities. Feeling lonely and alienated, Elisabeth is forced to rely upon her own personal strength, which is what eventually leads her down the aisle and into an uncertain future.

    A companion to the acclaimed Dear America series, The Royal Diaries is a groundbreaking series about real historical figures—young princesses, queens, and other female royals. Written by some of today's most acclaimed authors, these books also feature extra material that offers a glimpse into the time period—and may inspire kids to find out more!

    About the Author:
    Barry Denenberg grew tired of the business world and "immediately went to work on the Great American Novel (since destroyed) and was rescued when my future wife, Jean Feiwel (then and now publisher at Scholastic Inc.), made me an offer I couldn't refuse." He wrote a biography of John F. Kennedy for the company and has been writing ever since.

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Marie Antoinette

Princess of Versailles, Austria-France 1769

Author: Kathryn Lasky

Series: Royal Diaries

Interest Level:
3-7

Lexile Framework:
830L

Grade Level Equivalent:
5.5

Guided Reading Level:
X

Age:
8-12

Genre:
Diaries and Journals, Historical Fiction, Series

Subject:
Historic Figures, Monarchy and Royalty, French Revolution, European History

About This Book

Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky's Marie Antoinette is back in print with a gorgeous new package!

To forge an incredibly powerful political alliance, thirteen-year-old Marie Antoinette of Austria is betrothed to Dauphin Louis Auguste, who will one day be the king of France. To prepare her for this awesome responsibility, she must be trained to write, read, speak French, dress, act...even breathe. Things become more difficult for her when she is separated from her family and sent to the court of Versailles to meet her future husband. Opinionated and headstrong Marie Antoinette must find a way to fit in at the royal court and get along with her fiancé. The future of Austria and France falls upon her shoulders. But as she lives a luxurious life inside the palace gates, out on the streets the people of France face hunger and poverty. Through the pages of her diary, Marie captures the isolation, the lavish parties and gowns, her struggle to find her place, and the years leading up to her ascendance of the throne...and a revolution.


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