Queen Elizabeth I said she'd rather die than marry; she had terrible toothache from eating too many sweets; she consulted a wizard before making big decisions; and she drank beer for breakfast and astonished onlookers with her energetic dancing. Richard Brassey's Brilliant Brits series covers famous English personalities, combining colorful drawings, lively captions, and interesting trivia to create a fascinating glimpse into the life of each figure covered.
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Richard Brassey is the author and illustrator of a host of colourful and original non-fiction books for children, among them the bestselling Nessie the Loch Ness Monster and The Story of Scotland, which won the TES/Saltire Society Award. He lives in Essex. Richard Brassey is the author and illustrator of a host of colourful and original books for children. He won the TES/Saltire Society Award for The Story of Scotland.From Booklist:
Gr. 3-5. It took Elizabeth I two hours each morning to decide which of her 3,000 dresses to wear. She drank beer for breakfast, and she swore a lot. The big events and the personal details of the British monarch's life get lively, irreverent treatment in this concise paperback biography in the Brilliant Brits series. Crisp, clear, comic-book-style pictures show lots of heads being chopped off and personal and political battles--the struggle between Protestants and Catholics, the execution of Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth's mother. The informal style, the art, and the combination of power-struggle tale and trivia will attract middle-graders to the history. Others in the series include The Beatles. Hazel Rochman
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Book Description Orion Children's Books, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111842552333
Book Description Orion Children's Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1842552333 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0769407