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Nine Days a Queen: The Short Life and Reign of Lady Jane Grey (Library Binding)

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I had freckles.
I had sandy hair. I was too short.
Would my feet even touch the ground if I sat on the throne?

These are the words of lady Jane Grey, as imagined by celebrated author Ann Rinaldi. Jane would become Queen of England for only nine days before being beheaded at the age of sixteen.

Here is a breathtaking story of English royalty with its pageantry, privilege, and surprising cruelty. As she did in her previous novel Mutiny's Daughter, Ms. Rinaldi uses powerful, evocative writing to bring to life a teenage girl caught in the grip of stirring times.

About the Author

Ann Rinaldi is known by her many fans for her richly satisfying historical fiction. Eight of her novels have been named ALA Best Books for Young Adults, including Time Enough For Drums, The Last Silk Dress, A Break With Charity, and Wolf By the Ears. Author of more than thirty books for young readers, including a book in the Dear America series, she was awarded the National History Award by the Daughters of the American Revolution. She lives in Somerville, New Jersey.

Praise For…

“The combination of pageantry and maneuvering will likely appeal to fans of historical romance.”
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Rinaldi introduces readers to a tragic figure in British history, bringing her to life in an approachable and readable format. … [A] captivating saga.”

“Powerfully written in the first person, this well-researched historical novel is extraordinary.”
Dallas Morning News

“This novel is a must for history lovers but still relates to teenagers of today.”
— Romantic Times BOOKclub

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060549244
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: January 18th, 2005
Pages: 192
Language: English