Duchessina: A Novel of Catherine de' Medici by Carolyn MeyerDuchessina: A Novel of Catherine de' Medici by Carolyn Meyer

Duchessina: A Novel of Catherine de' Medici

byCarolyn Meyer

Paperback | April 27, 2009

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Young Catherine de' Medici is the sole heiress to the entire fortune of the wealthy Medici family. But her life is far from luxurious. After a childhood spent locked away behind the walls of a convent, she joins the household of the pope, where at last she can be united with her true love. But, all too soon, that love is replaced with an engagement to a boy who is cold and aloof. It soon becomes clear that Catherine will need all the cunning she can muster to command the respect she deserves as one of France's most powerful queens. Includes a family tree.
Carolyn Meyer is the acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people. Her many award-winning novels include Mary, Bloody Mary, an ABA Pick of the Lists, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, a New York Times bestsel...
Title:Duchessina: A Novel of Catherine de' MediciFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 4.19 × 6.87 × 0.66 inPublished:April 27, 2009Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152066209

ISBN - 13:9780152066208

Appropriate for ages: 14


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay I love Catherine De Medici. She is one of my favourite historical figures (and best character on "Reign") and I'm disappointed by how little work there is on her. The writing was a little immature I found and it spent too much time on her younger years while skimming too fast through her marriage.
Date published: 2016-12-19

Editorial Reviews

This captivating tale of the rise of this Italian merchant family is seldom portrayed, and it plays out delightfully in this well-written novel." - School Library Journal "A sympathetic, engrossing portrait of a noble girl who, later in life, became a feared queen. . . . With meticulous historical detail, sensitive characterizations, and Catherine's strong narration, Meyer's memorable story of a fascinating young woman who relies on her intelligence, rather than her beauty, will hit home with many teens." - Booklist "