No one thought that Elizabeth would live to become Queen of England. Her father, Henry VIII, beheaded her mother, Anne Boleyn, for treason in 1536. He then disowned his daughter, declaring her illegitimate. But in 1544, Parliament reestablished her in the line of succession after her half brother and her half sister. Endowed with immense personal courage and a keen awareness of her responsibility as a ruler, Elizabeth commanded throughout her reign the unwavering respect and allegiance of her subjects.
Dramatic visuals and absorbing narrative combine to give young readers a close-up look at some of the most influential people of all time. Emphasizing the childhood of each famous individual, the books in this series blend personal diaries, school reports, family photographs, and primary quotes to create a scrapbook-style layout that children will be drawn to immediately. Timelines are used throughout to depict key events. The comprehensive presentation makes these books perfect for students assigned to read a biography.
"Striking jackets and an ample assortment of archival images….concise spirited narratives will pull readers into the story. Booklist
"These handsomely designed books present the lives and accomplishments of powerful leaders... Volumes are illustrated with maps and many colorful photographs of the art and sculpture that give substance to years long past."School Library Journal
"The text is a terrific blend of factual information and fascinating vignettes. Add to that the book's eye-catching illustrations and you have here nonfiction at its best."Education Oasis