Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CHARACTER COUNTS: Who Wants to Be a Princess?


Who Wants to Be a Princess?: What It Was Really Like to Be a Medieval Princess
By Bridget Heos
Henry Holt and Co., 2017. Picture book.

Have you ever dreamed of being a princess and frolicking through the forest with your animal friends while wearing a pink, frilly dress? Well, the real truth of being a medieval princess was quite different. Dresses were itchy wool and castles were damp, dark, and smelly. But there was also horseback riding, archery, and language lessons to look forward to.

Join Princess Beatrice in this funny, upbeat comparison between a fairytale princess’s life and a real historical princess’s life. Beatrice’s day might not be as glamorous, but it certainly is fascinating!

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