- Age Range: 5 - 9 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition (September 19, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1582349584
- ISBN-13: 978-1582349589
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,533,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Moi and Marie Antoinette Hardcover – September 19, 2006
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This picture-book account of Marie Antoinette, told from the perspective of her pug dog, Sebastien, highlights Antoinette's life from age 13 through her becoming queen of France and motherhood, with glimpses of eighteenth-century court life along the way. As Sebastien tells it, the queen's life leaves Antoinette unhappy, and with little time for Sebastien. But years later, after earning the affection of Antoinette's six-year-old daughter, Therese, Sebastien reminds Antoinette that happiness can be found through love, family, and, of course, dogs. The engaging, humorously vain pug delivers an animated narrative, which is whimsically illustrated in elegant, swirly, pastel-hued pictures, lavished with historical details. The dense prose and the focus on Antoinette as a teen and adult (Therese doesn't come in until the end of the story) suggest an older audience. Even so, the message is classic, and the royal pooch makes an enticing narrator, especially accessorized with period glamour. Shelle Rosenfeld
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About the Author
Lynn Cullen is the author of several picture books and novels. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit Lynn at www.lynncullen.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 herself full time to writing and illustrating, and is the creator of the popular Belinda picture books. Visit Amy at www.amylyoung.com.
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