The Queen's Progress

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Viking, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 44 pages
11 Reviews
Rhymed verses, stunning illustrations, and a fascinating text all come together to form this imaginative story about Queen Elizabeth and her progresses, or journeys, through England's countryside. Ibatoulline's illustrations are not only beautiful colorful works of art, they also tell a story within a story-one about the attempted murder of the queen and about her loyal servants who seek revenge. The main text follows Elizabeth's travels and is filled with anecdotes and historical details.

Perfect for history-lovers, alert readers, and suspense-seekers, this multi-layered picture book reveals something new with each reading.

Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

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User Review  - Desirichter - LibraryThing

The artwork is glorious - all gilded and gleaming. The text though is lacking significant meaning. I'm sure could use this book, if hard I tried, but I fear that young readers would soon run and hide ... Read full review

Review: The Queen's Progress: An Elizabethan Alphabet

User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

I love history, so this bit of historical fiction was right up my alley. Seen only as an alphabet book for kids it might not rate as high with me as the letters weren't always easy to pick out and the ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

This is Celeste Davidson Mannis's second book for Viking.

Bagram Ibatoulline is also the illustrator of Signs for Sale.

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