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Title:
Don't know much about the kings and queens of England
Author:
Davis, Kenneth C.
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Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, 2002.
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.0 1.0 77497.
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ISBN:
9780060286118

9780060286125
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Book

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What was so great about Alfred the Great?Who did Queen Elizabeth I love most of all?What is King Henry VIII famous for having six of?Long live the Queen! How would you like to be a king or queen of England? Would you enjoy wearing a crown and having subjects bow at your feet? Here's your chance to see if the royal life is really what you imagined. Discover the ruler's changing role in making laws and protecting England. Learn which king brought leopards and a camel to the Tower of London and which queen burned three hundred people at the stake. Read about the battles of daring knights and what it was like to live in dark, drafty -- and smelly -- castles.Best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis gives readers the royal treatment with his trademark question-and-answer format. S. D. Schindler's detailed artwork captures the rich flavor of noble life, while the inviting design makes it exciting to learn about the crowned kings and queens across the ocean.


Author Notes

Kenneth C. Davis is an American popular historian, best known for his Don't Know Much About... series. Born in Mount Vernon, New York, Davis attended Concordia College, Bronxville in New York, and Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York City. Davis's second book, Don't Know Much About History, spent 35 consecutive weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and sold nearly 1.5 million copies. This unexpected success launched the Don't Know Much About... series.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7 Davis applies a tongue-in-cheek approach in this broad overview of English history. Writing for the totally uninformed, the author answers two to seven questions on the life and times of each of 20-plus monarchs, occasionally revealing only obscure incidents or facts in the royals' lives. For example, for Edward I, the two questions asked are: "How Did King Edward I get his nickname, Longshanks?" and "Was Edward a `Lucky Duck?'" Much of King Henry VIII's section features information on his wives, ending with a rhyme to help students remember their fates: "Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived." Illustrated sidebars provide additional facts. Youngsters will enjoy Davis's sense of fun, but there is some oversimplification. The colorful cartoon drawings, like the text, are often humorous and/or poke fun at the historical figures. While teachers and students might use these interesting facts to humanize the historical personages, the book is best for browsing enjoyment. -Barbara Buckley, Rockville Centre Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.