Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine, France,1136

Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine, France,1136

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by Kristiana Gregory
     
 


Author of the best-selling Royal Diaries title, CLEOPATRA VII, Kristiana Gregory now takes readers to twelfth-century France and introduces Eleanor of Aquitaine, who becomes queen at age 15.

Fourteen-year-old Eleanor of Aquitaine lives in a castle in Poitier, France, with her father Count William of Aquitaine (son of William the Conqueror), and her 12-year-old

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Author of the best-selling Royal Diaries title, CLEOPATRA VII, Kristiana Gregory now takes readers to twelfth-century France and introduces Eleanor of Aquitaine, who becomes queen at age 15.

Fourteen-year-old Eleanor of Aquitaine lives in a castle in Poitier, France, with her father Count William of Aquitaine (son of William the Conqueror), and her 12-year-old sister Petronilla. Their mother died several years earlier, so their grandmother and ladies-in-waiting raise the girls. Eleanor is extremely intelligent and literate, having been carefully educated by royal tutors. Spinning bores her, as does weaving, sewing, and other housewifery skills expected of her. She would rather be a knight and ride off to war. In fact, in 1136, when her father is invited to help invade Normandy,

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At 13, Eleanor is known as a mischievous and daring scamp, the headstrong daughter of a French aristocrat. But when her father goes off to war, Eleanor must rely on herself and her sisters. And then, at 15, she must confront a fate that would cause even the most fearless teenager to tremble: marriage to a prince who is destined to become king!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439164849
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Series:
Royal Diaries Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.77(d)
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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