with Laurie Coulter, illustrated by Laurie McGaw
From fairtyales in storybooks to the pageantry of modern royal weddings, princesses have always enthralled young readers, particularly girls. Here, the extraordinary stories of ten of history’s most prominent princesses are brought to life with stunning illustrations and an absorbing text. Beginning with the birth of Princess Elizabeth to King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1533 and ending with the princesses of today, To Be a Princess spans five centuries of royal lives surrounded by adulation and privilege but also marked by intrigue, revolution and tragedy. Portraits of each princess by award-winning illustrator Laurie McGaw are complemented by photographs of their personal possessions and rare period artifacts.
Laurie Coulter has an excellent website at: www.lauriecoulter.net
A Nominee for the 2001 Silver Birch and Red Cedar Awards
For ages 8-12 • Published 2002 by HarperCollins US and Scholastic Canada