Girl in a Cage by Jane Yolen
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From the authors of Queen's Own Fool comes another historical young adult novel from a thrilling period in Scottish history-featuring an indomitable young heroine: the daughter of Robert the Bruce.

Marjorie Bruce is overjoyed when she learns that her father has proclaimed himself king of Scotland. What 11-year-old girl hasn't dreamed of being a princess? But her father's claim to the Scottish throne also means that she and all her family are now the targets of ruthless King Edward Longshanks of England. And when she is captured, Longshanks imprisons her in a cage in a small English village square. Exposed to taunts and missiles, and the scorn of the king himself, Marjorie is determined to survive. After all, she reasons, a princess is a princess, whether in a castle or a cage.
 

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Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received her BA from Smith College in 1960. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Petticoats, at the age of 22. Since then, she has written over 300 books for children, young adults and adults. Her other works include the Emperor and the Kite, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and The Devil's Arithmetic, which tells the story of the life of a Jew in a concentration camp. She has won a multitude of medals for her work including the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award. Robert Harris is the author of "Pompeii, Enigma", and "Fatherland". He has been a television correspondent with the BBC and a newspaper columnist for the "London Sunday Times" and "The Daily Telegraph". His novels have sold more than ten million copies and been translated into thirty languages. He lives in Berkshire, England, with his wife and four children.
 
Published September 16, 2002 by Philomel. 240 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Here, Marjorie tells her tale, alternating between her past as a tempestuous young princess forced by the advancing English armies to become a fugitive while her father and uncles are off fighting for Scotland’s independence, and the present, in which she sits, filthy, underfed (starved, later on...

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In a starred review of this original fairy tale about an orphaned child, PW said, ""Yolen gracefully brings her tale full circle, revealing the surprise identity of Aurea's mother and, refreshingly, rewarding her heroine with something other than a Prince Charming."" Ages 4-8.

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As the comb's powers help Aurea save herself, the author gracefully brings her tale full circle, revealing the surprise identity of Aurea's mother and, refreshingly, rewarding her heroine with something other than a Prince Charming.

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The second in a planned quartet of historical novels set in Scotland (which began with Queen's Own Fool: A Novel of Mary Queen of Scots), Girl in a Cage by Jane Yolen and Richard J.

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