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The Counterfeit Princess by Jane Resh Thomas
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The Counterfeit Princess

by Jane Resh Thomas

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Teen book but more suitable for 5th-7th grade. Easy, nice flow and good character development. ( )
  quirkylibrarian | Aug 10, 2010 |
This is a fun and fast way to read historical fiction. Some audience suggestions are:
The likely audiences for this book are children age 8-12, their parents, teachers, and librarians. They could use the book as part of a historic fiction genre study or for a fictional look at the young Elizabeth I as part of a history unit. Another group that might use this book is a college course that focuses on children’s literature. They could use it as an example of historic fiction, perhaps developing lesson plans and materials to accompany the study. An unexpected audience would be a writer’s group. The author of this book is a local resident and leads writing classes and writer’s groups. She could use this book to demonstrate a different way to present history. ( )
  dkl4245 | Mar 22, 2009 |
Vowing revenge when her parents are executed in 1553 by the Duke of Northumberland, teenaged Iris becomes a messenger, spy, and stand-in for Princess Elizabeth during the volatile political times surrounding Edward VI's death.
  Catnelson | Dec 12, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0395938708, Hardcover)

Iris is only 15 when her parents are suddenly and violently hauled away from their country estate by her father’s enemy, the Duke of Northumberland. Forced to flee the only home she has ever known, Iris is hidden by her father’s friends and allies, who soon have the sad task of informing her that her parents are dead.
Despondent, and wanting revenge, Iris agrees to be trained as a spy by the duke’s foes, and then work undercover as a lowly kitchen maid.

A meeting with the young princess Elizabeth changes Iris’s life completely. Because of their resemblance to each other, Elizabeth invites Iris to join her court, where she mingles with lords and ladies and bravely consents to pose as Elizabeth in a desperate ploy to save the princess’s life.

This vivid historical novel from the author of Behind the Mask: The Life of Queen Elizabeth I plunges readers into the treacherous world of the English court. An unusual coming-of-age tale featuring a strong, active heroine, The Counterfeit Princess will appeal to princess fans everywhere.

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Vowing revenge when her parents are executed in 1553 by the Duke of Northumberland, teenaged Iris becomes a messenger, spy, and stand-in for Princess Elizabeth during the volatile political times surrounding Edward VI's death.

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