The Royal Diaries: Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769 by Kathryn Lasky

The Royal Diaries: Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769

byKathryn Lasky

Kobo ebook | November 26, 2013

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Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky's MARIE ANTOINETTE is back in print with a gorgeous new package! To forge an incredibly powerful political alliance, thirteen-year-old Marie Antoinette of Austria is betrothed to Dauphin Louis Auguste, who will one day be the king of France. To prepare her for this awesome responsibility, she must be trained to write, read, speak French, dress, act . . . even breathe. Things become more difficult for her when she is separated from her family and sent to the court of Versailles to meet her future husband. Opinionated and headstrong Marie Antoinette must find a way to fit in at the royal court, and get along with her fiancé. The future of Austria and France falls upon her shoulders. But as she lives a luxurious life inside the palace gates, out on the streets the people of France face hunger and poverty. Through the pages of her diary, Marie captures the isolation, the lavish parties and gowns, her struggle to find her place, and the years leading up her ascendance of the throne . . . and a revolution.

Title:The Royal Diaries: Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 26, 2013Publisher:Scholastic Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545315638

ISBN - 13:9780545315630

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good It was good. An optimistic start to a very tragic end. It highlighted the difficult situation she was forced into and how overwhelming it could have gotten. I think the creation of Versailles and all the rules and criteria the nobles and royalty had to follow really set them up for failure so Marie's downfall had begun before she had even gotten there.
Date published: 2017-01-29