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The Lacemaker and the Princess
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Margaret K McElderry
Publication date May 22, 2007
Pages 199
Binding Hardcover
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781416919209
ISBN-10 1416919201
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $16.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
After an accidental encounter with Marie Antoinette, poor lacemaker Isabelle is invited back to her palace to play with her daughter, but as the situation for the common man worsens on the streets and talk of revolution begins, Marie begins to fear for the safety of her royal friend with whom she has become close.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD ISABELLE IS A LACEMAKER IN THE TOWN OF VERSAILLES.

One day as she delivers lace to the palace, she is almost trampled by a crowd of courtiers -- only to be rescued by Marie Antoinette. Before Isabelle can believe it, she has a new job -- companion to the queen's daughter. Isabelle is given a fashionable name, fashionable dresses -- a new identity. At home she plies her needle under her grandmother's disapproving eye. At the palace she is playmate to a princess.

Thrown into a world of luxury, Isabelle is living a fairy-tale life. But this facade begins to crumble when rumors of starvation in the countryside lead to whispers of revolution. How can Isabelle reconcile the ugly things she hears in the town with the kind family she knows in the palace? And which side is she truly on?

Inspired by an actual friendship between the French princess and a commoner who became her companion, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley offers a vivid portrait of life inside the palace of Versailles -- and a touching tale of two friends divided by class and the hunger for equality and freedom that fueled the French Revolution.

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Hardcover
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from Margaret K McElderry (May 22, 2007)
9781416919209 | details & prices | 199 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.99
About: In 1788, eleven-year-old Isabelle, living with her lacemaker grandmother and mother near the palace of Versailles, becomes close friends with Marie Antoinette's daughter, Princess Therese, and finds their relationship complicated not only by their different social class but by the growing political unrest and resentment of the French people.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781416925958 Book cover for 9781416985839
 
With Kimberly Brubaker Bradley | Reprint edition from Margaret K McElderry (September 15, 2009)
9781416985839 | details & prices | 199 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.32 lbs | List price $7.99
About: ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD ISABELLE IS A LACEMAKER IN THE TOWN OF VERSAILLES.
With Kimberly Brubaker Bradley | from Gardners Books (November 5, 2007)
9781416925958 | details & prices | 208 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $10.25
About: She wore a plain white gown and her hair was tied back loosely under her cap.

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