Cecile: Gates of Gold (Girls of Many Lands)
Cecile Gates of Gold - Girls of Many Lands Author:Mary Casanova Cecile and her father live in a peasant village in France in the early 1700s. Out in the forest one day, she rescues a noble woman who was injured in a fall from her horse. The woman, known as Madame, is the sister-in-law of King Louis XIV and rewards Cecile with a position at court caring for her dogs. — The 12-year-old soon discovers that life ... more »at Versailles is more than gilded halls and magnificent parties. She must learn the strict court etiquette, not make any enemies, and ignore the gossip and intrigue. However, the girl finds that staying in favor at court is a delicate balancing act.
Readers are introduced to the royal family through her eyes. The action builds steadily and will sustain readers' interest.
A short history of France in the early 1700s and a glossary of French words are included. "American Girl" fans will be charmed by Cecile and her regal life.
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