Tuesday, December 15, 2009

ABC Historical Fiction Challenge: Letter B

Today is the 15th- the fortnight of my post for the letter B for Historical Tapestry’s ABC Challenge. For this one I’ve chosen to blog about:


The Raucous Royals, by Carlyn Beccia




I loved reading about the gossip and truths in this wonderfully illustrated history book. I read it together with my youngest daughter, Sophia. She also helped write the review for it. You can read that here. 

Beccia kept us entertained throughout by doing a fantastic job at retelling history in a unique and creative way. She also helped set a lot of the facts straight. This was the most enjoyable history –geared-to-children book I’ve ever read. The reason behind this is that The Raucous Royals is an interactive book that motivates the reader to keep on reading just to satisfy the curiosity. The gossip is simply irresistible- the images captivating and the history completely accurate. It’s become a family favourite.




5 comments:

Nina said...

This sounds like a fun book! I love to read this with my nieces, they love history, but some books are just too difficult for them to understand, this one sounds great.

Robinbird said...

I really want to read this one! It looks fantastic! The history of so many of the royals is so amazing I don't know why anyone would make something up for a book or movie!

Christine Trent said...

I adored this book! It was so cleverly done. Beccia has quite an artistic imagination.

Marie Burton said...

This is one I hope to get on my shelf someday. The next feat.. would be to read it.

Marg said...

I am hoping to read this one at some point too! It does sound like a fun read.