The Kings Daughter

Paperback | November 1, 1994

bySuzanne Martel

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Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award

Jeanne Chatel has always dreamed of adventure. So when the eighteen-year-old orphan is summoned to sail from France to the wilds of North America to become a king''s daughter and marry a French settler, she doesn''t hesitate.

Her new husband is not the dashing military man she has dreamed of, but a trapper with two small children who lives in a small cabin in the woods. With her husband away trapping much of the time, Jeanne faces danger daily, but the bravery and spirit that brought her to this wild place never fail her, and she soon learns to be truly at home in her new land.

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-- A historical novel that realistically depicts life in 17th-century Quebec from the point of view of a French teenagerThe year is 1672. Eighteen-year-old Jeanne Chatel, the heroine of the story, has just been chosen as a "king's daughter", one of the hundreds of young women sent to the wilderness of North America by the French government to become the brides of farmers, soldiers, and trappers.Or...

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Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award Jeanne Chatel has always dreamed of adventure. So when the eighteen-year-old orphan is summoned to sail from France to the wilds of North America to become a king's daughter and marry a French settler, she doesn't hesitate. Her new husband is not the dashing military man she has dreamed of, but a trapper with two small children who lives in a small cabin in the ...

Suzanne Martel was born in Quebec City and educated in an Ursuline convent. She and her sister, Monique Corriveau, spent their childhood making up stories about a vast and adventurous family that lived in New France. These stories became the source of Suzanne's adult writing as well as that of her sister, who was also a noted Quebecois novelist.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 7.63 × 5.63 × 0.63 inPublished:November 1, 1994Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0888992181

ISBN - 13:9780888992185

Appropriate for ages: 10

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyed this as a kid I was trying to remember the name of this book. It was the only book I had to read in school that I actually enjoyed. The King's Daughter is a good historical novel. The picture takes me back
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the king's daughters I loved this book so much that i bought it and everytime i read it its as exciting as the first time i read it. People OUT THERE IF YOU WANT A REALLY GOOD BOOK HERE'S YOUR CHANCE
Date published: 2005-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Novel! I've read this novel four times over and the fourth time had just as much suspense as the first. I enjoy historical fiction and I found this book amazing. I couldn't put it down it was that great. I recommended this book to all my friends, and it's perfect for all ages. I'm fourteen and this book was recommended to me by one of my mother's friends.
Date published: 2003-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Reading I read this book a long time ago and it is still one of my favourites. I love the history and the romance. Jeanne has a determined spirit that you can't help but identify with. It is easy to live through her and experience New France for yourself. There is tension, suspense and triumph. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes historic fiction and/or romance.
Date published: 2002-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Restored Fantasies Jeanne Chatel who did'nt have a family she stayed in a convent for around eight years.The only family member that she had was Honore Chatel which was his grandfather.In the convent no one really liked her that much because she was a troublemaker and she did not get along with any of the kids.Sister Chablais was delighted to see her leave,& so was Jeanne.The way that she described the convent was that it was like prison,& that she wanted to leave anywhere in the world but here.When they told her about moving to New France ,she couldn't wait to leave.When she was 10 years old her grandfather died.Now she was lonely in this world.But she was never afraid of death,because her grande father told her that it was "paradise".She ended up marrying a man by the name of"Simon Rouville".During her wedding she was happy but in a way she wasn't sure.Simon has 2 children called Isabelle & Nicolas.His wife called "Aimee" that was killed by a tribe called the "Iroquois".At the end of the novel Jeanne becomes more mature and independant.Simon is a busy man he has no time to spent he's time with the children in the beginning of the novel but afterwards he progresses.Anyways my point is that you better reed this book because I loved it.Or else... The story still continues.
Date published: 2001-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Bridge to Terabithia This was an emotional, and touching novel. When I read it, I stayed up all night and couldn't put it down. I had tears in my eyes and really understtod how this boy must've felt. This book was telling me to make something out of my life and live it, not just have a life and not use it. It told me to use my life in a helpful way that would benefit others, as well as myself.
Date published: 2001-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent I thought the book was excellent in both english and french. The way Suzanne chooses her words is great. There is quite a lot of expense for a high school novel. I recommend everyone to read it.
Date published: 2000-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Favorite of Mine I love the King's Daughter.It was a delightful book,with a realness.You could FEEL for Jeanne,when she was jealous, brave, sad, embarrassed.But it's a one time thriller.If you're the kind to skip words,read it again to get a fuller picture.Even though,it is suprising and beautiful.I will always love this book.
Date published: 2000-07-08