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    Royal Diaries, The: Kazunomiya, Prisoner of Heaven, Japan 1858 (EBK)

    Royal Diaries, The: Kazunomiya, Prisoner of Heaven, Japan 1858 (EBK)

    by Kathryn Lasky

    The people of Japan believe that Princess Kazunomiya and her family are gods, descended from the divine sun goddess. Though Kazunomiya lives in a heavenly palace, she is rarely allowed outside of its gates. Despite her wealth and stature, she feels as if she's a prisoner in hell.

    Kazunomiya is in love with handsome Prince Arisugawa, to whom she is betrothed to marry. But then she learns of a secret plan to strengthen her family's political power: instead of Arisugawa, she is now to marry Prince Yoshi, who is expected to be the next military leader of Japan.

    Kazunomiya knows she is a pawn in their game. But there is a spark deep within her that is the essence of her being and cannot be destroyed. Can she somehow find a way to preserve her true identity?

    With richly detailed descriptions of royal life in 19th-century Japan, Newbery medalist Kathryn Lasky weaves a tale of deception, deceit, and intrigue that will engage and satisfy fans of historical fiction.

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    Royal Diaries, The: Eleanor of Aquitaine (EBK)

    Royal Diaries, The: Eleanor of Aquitaine (EBK)

    by Gregory, Kristiana

    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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Kazunomiya

Prisoner of Heaven, Japan, 1858

Author: Kathryn Lasky

Series: Royal Diaries

Interest Level:
6-8

Lexile Framework:
890L

Grade Level Equivalent:
5.6

Guided Reading Level:
R

Age:
1-12

Genre:
Diaries and Journals, Historical Fiction, Series

Subject:
Women's History and Experience, Life Experiences, Asian History, Politics

About This Book

Kazunomiya, along with her royal family, is thought to be a divinity, descended from the goddess of the sun, and she lives an extremely sheltered life. However, when a Japanese general signs a treaty with the white-faced men from America, uncertainty and turmoil erupt in the kingdom. But the external threats do not compare to the tangled intrigue, romance, and politics that dominate the imperial palace, as wives and queens plot to destroy Kazunomiya and her mother.


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