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Good Queen Bess: The Story of Elizabeth I of England

The unwanted daughter of England’s famous King Henry VIII, Elizabeth grew up in a time of turmoil and religious strife. Though Henry went to extremes—including six marriages and a break with the Catholic Church—to make sure he had a son to rule after him, it was Elizabeth who would steer England through the stormy years ahead and bring her country into a glorious era of peace. She lived in a time of great men, yet historians call it the “Elizabethan Age” after this remarkable queen who loved her people so dearly and ruled them so well.

Recognition & Awards

American Library Association Notable Book; Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, Honor Book for Non-Fiction; International Reading Association, Teacher’s Choices; Parenting Magazine, Reading Magic Award, Ten Best Books; Parents’ Magazine, Best Kids Books; American Bookseller, Pick of the Lists; Booklist, Editor’s Choice; Upper Midwest Booksellers’ Association, Booksellers’ Choice; Children’s Book Council,  Notable Children’s Books in the Field of Social Studies; New York Public Library, One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing; The Library of Congress, Recommended Books For Children; Nominee for the Texas Bluebonnet Award; Nominee for the Alabama Emphasis on Reading Award; Nominee for the Kentucky Bluegrass Award; Nominee for the Kansas William Allen White Children’s Book Award; Starred Review, Booklist; Starred Review, Horn Book.


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