Book Reviews of Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769 (The Royal Diaries)

Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769 (The Royal Diaries)
Marie Antoinette Princess of Versailles Austria-France 1769 - The Royal Diaries
Author: Kathryn Lasky
ISBN-13: 9780439076661
ISBN-10: 0439076668
Publication Date: 4/1/2000
Pages: 238
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 85 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Quick read. Great way to learn history. I especially enjoyed the historical notes and pictures at the end of the novel.
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Helpful Score: 3
Kathryn Lasky presents a credible portrait of Marie Antoinette as a girl struggling to hold onto her own, unique identity in a world of royal duty and rigid etiquette. I wished the book had shown more of Antoinette's inner feelings as she left her native Austria forever to become a French princess. However, the novel provided a good introduction to the tragic queen's life.
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Helpful Score: 2
Describes the life of Marie Antoinette as she first arrives to her new French life and family and husband. Very descriptive and entertaining!
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Helpful Score: 2
Unlike "The Hidden Diaries of Marie Antoinette" which took us from the time of childhood to the Queen's execution, "Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769" takes us from her childhood in Austria to her childhood in France as the Dauphine. While I felt it was cut short -- as there is so much more history of the Dauphin and Dauphine than what the book portrayed -- it was interesting to read Marie Antoinette's life from a young girl's point of view. Imagine spending days in an Empire, clueless to the common world outside, and being so young and chosen to rule a country! This book cut out the tragedy and replaced it with innocence.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book...
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Helpful Score: 1
This book give a new look into Marie Antoinette's childhood.
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Another good book for your young girls. This set is very fun.