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Girl in a Cage

by Jane Yolen, Robert J. Harris (Author)

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Series: Stuart Quartet (Book 2)

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This book provided an interesting view of the battle for Scotland and Robert Bruce. Told from the point of view of his daughter the struggle for freedom from England takes on a very personal meaning. An interesting read with good character development and a moving plot. I would recommend this book to all ages. ( )
  goth_marionette | Sep 21, 2014 |
When Marjorie's father is crowned King of Scotland, the English King, Edward Longshanks, embarks on a crusade to wipe out the "rebels." Captured, Longshanks has Marjorie placed in a wooden cage, and hung in the center of town. Pelted with rotten vegetables, exposed to the cold, wind and rain, Marjorie is determined to remain a princess.

Based on historical events, I found this to be a fascinating book. It was well written, engaging, and the characters seemed alive. I think that pre-teens will be fascinated by this story, and perhaps find an interest in history. Overall, highly recommended. ( )
  JanaRose1 | Jun 18, 2013 |
Jane Yolen knows how to write. She takes history (which aside from my romance novels I don't care for) and makes it come alive.
Girl in a Cage tells the story of 11 year old Marjorie de Brus who is a prisoner of King Edward of England. Marjorie's crime? To be the daughter of Robert de Brus, declared king of Scotland.
I pretty much hated Edward here. What kind of bastard puts a small child (or anyone really) in a cage? Out in the open for people to torment? ( )
  librarydanielle | Apr 1, 2013 |
This book provided an interesting view of the battle for Scotland and Robert Bruce. Told from the point of view of his daughter the struggle for freedom from England takes on a very personal meaning. An interesting read with good character development and a moving plot. I would recommend this book to all ages. ( )
  goth_marionette | Jul 15, 2011 |
Book two in the Stuart quartet.

Robert Bruce, the new king of Scotland, is on the run from the powerful British king, Edward I (Longshanks). When Longshanks kidnaps the Scottish king's daughter, Marjorie, he locks her in an iron cage. The cage sits in the center of town and Marjorie has no pivacy nor dignity as she is constantly watched and ridiculed. Marjorie narrates her story, which is based on real historical events. A time line and an afterward help readers understand how Marjorie's story fits into world history. ( )
  mrsdwilliams | Dec 17, 2009 |
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Jane Yolenprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harris, Robert J.Authormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Hyman, Trina SchartCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When her father, Robert the Bruce, becomes King of Scotland, Marjorie Bruce becomes a princess. But Edward Longshanks, the ruthless King of England, has set his sights on Robert and his family. Marjorie is captured and imprisoned in a wooden cage in the center of a town square, exposed to wind, rain, the taunts of the townspeople, and the scorn of Longshanks himself. Marjorie knows that despite her suffering and pain, she is the daughter of noble Robert the Bruce&150and she will make her father, and her country, proud. For a true princess is a princess, whether in a castle or in a cage.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:49:34 -0400)

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As English armies invade Scotland in 1306, eleven-year-old Princess Marjorie, daughter of the newly crowned Scottish king, Robert the Bruce, is captured by England's King Edward Longshanks and held in a cage on public display.

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