Gr 3-5-An account of the life of Britain's second longest reigning monarch. This oversized, well-organized title is divided into short, easily read sections. The book touches on many aspects of the queen's life, both public and private, without bias. Indeed, while Barton-Wood clearly admires the woman, she doesn't shrink from discussing less pleasant topics such as her subject's feelings about Princess Diana. The book is sprinkled with quotes from those close to the royal family and from the royals themselves. These personal insights go a long way toward making the monarch and her family more human. The layout features large print and glossy pages filled with captioned black-and-white and full-color photos. Libraries with older titles on Queen Elizabeth should consider updating their collections with this work.-Robyn Ryan Vandenbroek, Elgin Court Public School, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.