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Betsy And the Emperor
Betsy And the Emperor
Author: Larry Rostant, Staton Rabin
"Think, my dear -- just think what it will be like, to be known as the girl who freed the great Napoleon Bonaparte!" — Fourteen-year-old English girl Betsy Balcombe and her family have an unusual houseguest: Napoleon Bonaparte, former emperor of France and the most feared man on earth. Once lord and master to eighty-two million souls, now, in 181...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9781416913368
ISBN-10: 141691336X
Publication Date: 3/21/2006
Pages: 304
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Simon Pulse
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 2
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I have a hard time with a historical novel primarily about a young girl's life when the author emphatically states that he went out of his way to avoid reading her autobiography. How on earth do you write accurately about someone when you won't even listen to their own voice. I realize that cannot take what an autobiography says as gospel, but it should at least be on the must read list for any historical author worth his salt! What's left here is a modern day girl grafted into a historical period to make a trendy YA novel. Young readers deserve better than this.


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