Queen Rania of Jordan


Fame, fortune, and glamour, what's more fascinating than the world of royalty? These biographies present the lives of popular queens and princesses. Pictures and first-hand quotations bring you closer than ever to the women behind the crown.

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Fame, fortune, and glamour, what's more fascinating than the world of royalty? These biographies present the lives of popular queens and princesses. Pictures and first-hand quotations bring you closer than ever to the women behind the crown.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Melissa Stickles
Rania Al-Yassim never thought she would one day become queen of Jordan. Even after marrying Jordan's Prince Abdullah, Rania, daughter of a doctor and a homemaker from Kuwait City, became the youngest queen in the world on June 9, 1999, at the age of 28. After first meeting Prince Abdullah at a party in January 1993, she wondered if the prince would ever consider marrying a commoner. Four months later, Rania and the prince were married at Amman's royal palace where hundreds of guests joined them. Rania gave soon gave birth to four children and became involved in charities to improve the education of the people in Jordan. After Prince Abdullah's father, the beloved King Hussein, died of cancer in 1999, Rania and Abdullah were crowned king and queen of Jordan. Rania now had a whole new set of royal duties to perform. She soon learned to balance her family and the demands of a queen. Since becoming queen of Jordan, Rania has dedicated her time to improving the lives of young women and girls through education. She has also become a strong advocate for realizing peace in the Middle East. Rania founded the Jordan River Foundation, which helps rural women make and sell crafts—a way to lift their families out of poverty. Portraying Queen Rania as a fashionable, sensible and modern queen, this book is sure to delight all who read it and learn her story through the intriguing photographs that command every page. Reviewer: Melissa Stickles
School Library Journal

Gr 3-5

Englar and O'Shei provide brief synopses of these royal women, showcasing not only their paths to their titles, but also their impact on the nations they serve or served. The biographies also offer brief glances into the courting customs of royalty in nations that may be unfamiliar to young readers, and other cultural tidbits, such as information on Fabergé eggs in Anastasia Romanov . The books are slightly fictionalized, describing the subjects' thoughts at certain points. Potentially frightening details are omitted-for example, though it is made clear that Marie Antoinette and Anastasia Romanov were executed at the will of political enemies, the deaths themselves are delicately handled. Large photographs on every spread and easy-to-read texts are sure to appeal to browsers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429619592
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: Queens and Princesses Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Englar is a freelance writer and a teacher of English and creative writing. She has a master of fine arts degree in writing from Minnesota State University, and has written more than 30 nonfiction books for children. She continues to read and write about the many different cultures of our world in Minnesota.
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Table of Contents

An Unexpected Honor     4
Growing Up in Kuwait     8
From Princess to Queen     14
Improving Lives in Jordan     18
A Very Modern Queen     24
Glossary     30
Read More     31
Internet Sites     31
Index     32
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