The Queen's Progress by Celeste Davidson Mannis

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Rhymed verses, stunning illustrations, and a fascinating text all come together to form this imaginative story about Queen Elizabeth and her progresses, or journeys, through England's countryside. Ibatoulline's illustrations are not only beautiful colorful works of art, they also tell a story within a story-one about the attempted murder of the queen and about her loyal servants who seek revenge. The main text follows Elizabeth's travels and is filled with anecdotes and historical details.

Perfect for history-lovers, alert readers, and suspense-seekers, this multi-layered picture book reveals something new with each reading.

Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
 

About Celeste Davidson Mannis

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This is Celeste Davidson Mannis's second book for Viking. Bagram Ibatoulline is also the illustrator of Signs for Sale.
 
Published May 26, 2003 by Viking Juvenile. 48 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“I is for intrigue, / and shadowy strangers,” will be nothing short of baffling to this set, although older children will learn that “[m]any plots were aimed at Queen Elizabeth during her reign.” Ibatoulline seems able to adapt his style to anything, here rendering lush, detailed oils that recall...

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"Dense, erudite and absorbing, this collection of verse and prose about the travels of England's Tudor queen brims with information and energy," according to PW .

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Structured as an abecedary, the text pairs a rhyme ("H is for hunters,/ bowstrings drawn tight./ But who's the real target/ as arrows take flight?") with an explanatory paragraph ("The Queen enjoyed hunting in royal parks and the private game reserves of her hosts").

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