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Children's LiteraturePublished by National Geographic, this biography contains full color pictures on every page, many of which are reproductions of sixteenth century artwork depicting Queen Elizabeth I and her myriad of relatives. Divided into four sections, this short book gives an overview of Elizabeth's lineage, her life before becoming queen, her accomplishments leading a world-conquering navy, and her legacy as queen, leaving behind an era named in her honor. Written at an eighth or ninth grade level, this book is fairly accessible to younger students because of the illustrations, charts, maps, and sidebar information. Each page contains a timeline of important events in the life of Elizabeth and the history of the country that will become known as England. The whole of Elizabeth's life is put into context through the explanation of her family tree, the intrigue surrounding her rise to the thrown, and the relationships she shared with her siblings and cousins. A description of Elizabethan England along with an explanation of this phrase concludes the book, giving a sense of what this woman accomplished in the face of great odds. Easy to read, the text works well with the multiple illustrations, sidebars, and continuous timeline to move the reader quickly through the life of one of England's most important monarchs. 2005, National Geographic, and Ages 10 to 16.
—Wendy M. Smith-D'Arezzo