The Royal Diaries: Victoria, May Blossom of Britannia, England 1829

by Anna Kirwan

Hardcover, 2001


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J 92 Vi


Scholastic Inc. (2001), Edition: First Edition, 224 pages


In 1829, nine-year-old Victoria begins a journal chronicling her life as an English princess. Includes information on the reign, marriage, and family life of Queen Victoria and English civilization during that period.

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LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
This is about the childhood of Queen Victoria, which makes her out to be lively, though a goody-two-shoes. She is constantly annoyed with a captain who orders her mother around, but still has fun. I enjoyed her ups and down and daily bits.
LibraryThing member jinmoon
Young Princess Victoria thinks that being a princess is not that simple. You always have your governess telling you what to do, people running around the house, meeting uninteresting people… Victoria just wants some privacy and time to herself! So she steals a book and uses it as her diary and
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writes all her thoughts into it. She writes about life at the palace, what she learned, vacation time and more. She is constantly learning something new and she doesn’t understand why until she discovers that she is next in line for the throne.

This is a great introduction to Queen Victoria’s childhood through a diary. She writes about her feeling and what it was like to be a princess. Some parts of the diary are very simple (like the things she ate for breakfast) but some are very detailed (when she finds out about her future). Young readers will love young Victoria and her lifestyle. Even though it is written in a diary form, the flow of the story is very consistent, with bits of comic relief in the middle. At the end of the book, there is a short historical note about Queen Victoria’s life as well as some photographs that are related. They also include the Royal Family Tree and the readers will see how the crown was passed down to Queen Victoria.
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LibraryThing member SRaval
This was a great book because all of the suspense and the detail deescribing all of the people and places.
LibraryThing member Beammey
Not my favorite book in the series thus far, but still really well written and I still learned loads. This was really informative and I think it's perfect for the age it's meant for. Very well written, easy to follow and connect with the characters. 4 out of 5 stars.


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224 p.; 7.69 inches


0439215986 / 9780439215985



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