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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User Review  - Beammey - LibraryThing

I don't know what it was about this book, but I just couldn't get into it as much as I would have liked. It was still a good book, I still learned a lot about France, I just couldn't connect with the ... Read full review

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User Review  - justmeRosalie - LibraryThing

This is a story for young readers and tells of Eleanor of Aquitaine as a young woman. The story is done well. The reader can get a good view of life at that time as well as some good insight into the ... Read full review

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