Eleanor, Crown Jewel of Aquitaine

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Scholastic Inc., 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 187 pages
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Author of the best-selling Royal Diaries title, CLEOPATRA VII, Kristiana Gregory now takes readers to twelfth-century France and introduces Eleanor of Aquitaine, who becomes queen at age 15.

Fourteen-year-old Eleanor of Aquitaine lives in a castle in Poitier, France, with her father Count William of Aquitaine (son of William the Conqueror), and her 12-year-old sister Petronilla. Their mother died several years earlier, so their grandmother and ladies-in-waiting raise the girls. Eleanor is extremely intelligent and literate, having been carefully educated by royal tutors. Spinning bores her, as does weaving, sewing, and other housewifery skills expected of her. She would rather be a knight and ride off to war. In fact, in 1136, when her father is invited to help invade Normandy,
  

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Review: Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine, France, 1136 (The Royal Diaries)

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Ohhhh my gosh! I can't believe I finally found the title of this book again! I remember how much I absolutely loved it and all I could remember was the emerald and gold hardcover and that her name was ... Read full review

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It is a surprise to Elizabeth when her father, the king, tells her that she will become queen, and get married if he dies. Elizabeth things that he`s PLANNING to die, but she asks him, and he`s not ... Read full review

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KRISTIANA GREGORY is the author of Earthquake at Dawn, The Legend of Jimmy Spoon, and Jenny of the Tetons, which won a Golden Kite Award and was an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. She began writing when she was eight years old. She has worked as a reporter, an editor, and a children's book reviewer. She lives with her family in Boise, Idaho.

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