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Isabel Saves the Prince: Based on a True Story of Isabel I of Spain

by Joan Holub, Nonna Aleshina
     
 

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Young Isabel

loves her peaceful life. But when the king summons her and her brother, Alfonso, to live with him, Isabel knows they have no choice but to go. She is worried because the king's way of life is very different — what if she and her brother don't fit in? Then the king's men accuse Alfonso of treason, and Isabel knows she must step up

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Young Isabel

loves her peaceful life. But when the king summons her and her brother, Alfonso, to live with him, Isabel knows they have no choice but to go. She is worried because the king's way of life is very different — what if she and her brother don't fit in? Then the king's men accuse Alfonso of treason, and Isabel knows she must step up and do what's right — for her brother and for Spain.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Princess Isabel lived away from court after her father died and his half-brother King Henry inherited the throne. Suddenly at the age of ten she and her younger brother Alfonso are summoned to move to Madrid to live in the King's Court. Isabel finds it distasteful, since the king is living a life of debauchery and she has been raised as a quiet and firmly Catholic lady. Heeding the words of her abuela, Isabel works to protect her brother from court intrigues and does manage to save his life in the incident reported in the book. The ending explains what happened to this young princess, how she eventually married and sponsored the expedition of Christopher Columbus, but it does not really do an adequate job explaining what it was like for non-Catholics living in Spain. Interestingly this young princess is also depicted as having read hair, just like Holub's book about Elizabeth I of England. A part of the "Ready-to-Read" series this Level 3 book is based on a true story of Isabel I of Spain. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689871979
Publisher:
Simon Spotlight
Publication date:
08/21/2007
Series:
Young Princesses Around the World Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 140 children’s books, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, the New York Times bestselling picture book Mighty Dads (illustrated by James Dean), and Little Red Writing (illustrated by Melissa Sweet). She lives in North Carolina and is online at JoanHolub.com.

Nonna Aleshina has illustrated the previous books in the Young
Princesses Around the World series. She lives in Russia.

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