My Napoleon

Brighton, Catherine

Published by Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd, 1998
ISBN 10: 0711211272 / ISBN 13: 9780711211278
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Synopsis: This is the diary of little Betsy Balcombe, telling of her friendship with a Very Important Prisoner, the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, who is sent to live with her family on the remote island of St Helena. Together, they make splendid toys and go for fast canters in the Emperor's carriage. When Betsy returns to England she has memories of her own special Napoleon which she will treasure for the rest of her life. The book is based on the memoirs of the real-life Betsy.

From School Library Journal: Grade 3-5. My Napoleon expresses the special relationship between the legendary French General, Napoleon Bonaparte, and an English girl, Betsy Balcombe. Napoleon spent his last years as a guest in her father's home on the island of St. Helena after his defeat in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Through this story based on excerpts from her journals, readers become acquainted with the man who was once the great emperor. Betsy describes her apprehension about sharing her home with the V.I.P.N. (Very Important Prisoner, Napoleon): "Papa says he is a demon, so perhaps he has a very long, pointed tail with poison on the end. I must keep my distance!" Her dread is short-lived, however, as Betsy begins to befriend the once mighty man. Indeed, he becomes a virtual playmate acting as mischievous as any child. Brighton's exquisitely crafted watercolor illustrations recount the dress and architecture of the day; they are truly descriptive if a bit stylized. The double-page spreads contribute to the sense that readers are unfolding a rediscovered time and place. However, the book is limited to one very specific period as seen through the eyes of a young girl. Children old enough to be familiar with the general's life will find the chatty text and childlike selection of incidents unappealing, and it's unlikely that younger children will get much out of this offering.?Amelia Kalin, Valley Cottage Library, NY
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Title: My Napoleon
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Paperback
Illustrator: Catherine Brighton
Book Condition: Good

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