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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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Anastasia

The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914

Author: Carolyn Meyer

Series: Royal Diaries

Interest Level:
3-7

Lexile Framework:
860L

Grade Level Equivalent:
6.4

Guided Reading Level:
NR

Age:
8-12

Genre:
Diaries and Journals, Historical Fiction, Series

Subject:
European History, Historic Figures, Monarchy and Royalty, Imprisonment

About This Book

Thirteen-year-old Anastasia Romanov is the youngest of four daughters of Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra of Russia. Alexei, the only son, is heir to the Russian throne. The family, one of the wealthiest in the world, enjoys such luxuries as several grand palaces, a private train, a royal yacht, nursemaids, governesses, tutors, and servants. It's a fairytale existence - until everything changes with the outbreak of war between Russia and Germany. Czar Nicholas takes command of the Russian troops. Czarina Alexandra, left to rule in his place, is under the devious influence of Gregory Rasputin, a "holy man." As World War I escalates, the Russian people grow increasingly discontented with the ruling family. The Czar is arrested by the Bolsheviks. And the entire Romanov family is imprisoned, stripped of all luxuries and subjected to harsh living conditions. Finally, the Romanovs are taken to a place as cold and as bleak as their circumstances - Siberia. Here they await their ultimate fate.


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