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    Royal Diaries, The: Kristina, The Girl King, Sweden 1638 (EBK)

    Royal Diaries, The: Kristina, The Girl King, Sweden 1638 (EBK)

    by Meyer, Carolyn

    Upon discovering that their newborn infant was female and not male as they first thought, Queen Marie Eleonore wailed inconsolably and King Gustavus Adolphus declared that the child would be raised as a prince. When Kristina's father dies six years later, she is proclaimed King of Sweden, with regents assigned to help her rule until she takes the throne at age 18. In this gripping story, we meet Kristina when she's almost 12 years old. She loves studying military tactics and is not interested in girlish things—just as her father intended.

    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!

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    Royal Diaries, The: Eleanor of Aquitaine (EBK)

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    Thirteen-year-old Eleanor's life is turned upside down when her father goes off to fight in the invasion of Normandy, and her safety is at risk from his enemies. At age 15, Eleanor is forced into a new role when her father dies and she is betrothed to 16-year-old Prince Louis VII of France. When Louis' father, King Louis VI, dies suddenly, Louis VII becomes king; and young Eleanor is now the queen of France!

    A companion series to the acclaimed Dear America series, The Royal Diaries is a groundbreaking history 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 back matter that offers a glimpse into the time period; and may inspire kids to find out more!

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Kristina

The Girl King, Sweden, 1638

Author: Carolyn Meyer

Series: Royal Diaries

Interest Level:
6-8

Lexile Framework:
930L

Grade Level Equivalent:
5.9

Guided Reading Level:
NR

Age:
9-12

Genre:
Diaries and Journals, Historical Fiction, Series

Subject:
Women's History and Experience, Leadership and Responsibility, European History, Monarchy and Royalty

About This Book

Upon discovering that their newborn infant was, in fact, female and not male as first thought, Queen Marie Eleonore wailed inconsolably and King Gustavus Adolphus declared, nevertheless, that the child be raised as a prince. At age six, upon the death of her father, the child Kristina, was proclaimed King of Sweden, with regents assigned to council until she assumes the throne at age eighteen. And indeed, her life followed her father's plan. We meet Kristina when she's almost twelve years old and eschewing feminine practices but reveling in the study of military tactics.


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