This delightful and beautiful picture book brings a real historical figure to life
Before Marie Antoinette became the Queen of France, she was a young girl who didn't like the taste of fish, trembled at the sound of thunder and loved her perfect little pug dog more than anything.
Here, in the words of that beloved dog, Sebastien, is a spirited account of Maire Antoinette's life from her Austrian girlhood to her arrival at Versailles, her marriage to Louis XVI and the birth of her two children.
At once endearing and illuminating, this book reveals a rarely seen side of the French Queen - that of a young girl seeking true happiness and the playful dog who helped her rediscover it.
Lynn Cullen is the author of picture books and novels - including the forthcoming Bloomsbury historical novel, Rembrandt's Daughter. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Her author website is www.lyncullen.com.
Amy Young trained as a fine artist at Yale and received an MFA in painting from Indiana University. She then went on to earn a law degree from Harvard and worked as a lawyer for several years. She now devotes her time to writing and illustrating and is the creator of the Belinda Ballerina picture books.
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