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Reading Treasure:Seven Fictional ‘Marie Antoinette’ Books for Younger Readers

The “spark” that is sometimes attributed to an interest in history can often be traced back to the early years of life-whether the spark was ignited by a series of educational magazines or a favorite film or even a book checked out from the school library. And Marie Antoinette, who features prominently in fiction of all kinds, is certainly no stranger to books aimed at younger readers. The following are seven fictional books which prominently feature Marie Antoinette, all written with younger readers in mind.

Reading Treasure:Seven Fictional ‘Marie Antoinette’ Books for Younger Readers

The “spark” that is sometimes attributed to an interest in history can often be traced back to the early years of life-whether the spark was ignited by a series of educational magazines or a favorite film or even a book checked out from the school library. And Marie Antoinette, who features prominently in fiction of all kinds, is certainly no stranger to books aimed at younger readers. The following are seven fictional books which prominently feature Marie Antoinette, all written with younger readers in mind.

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"How wondrous it is!" I exclaim. "How truly beautiful!" I cannot stop myself from repeating those words over and over, while everyone else sits in reverent silence, their familiar faces flushed rosy in the light of God.
I take the princess’s hand again … and whisper, “At the last moment of my life, I shall remember this dawn.”

—Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Sena Jeter Naslund

"How wondrous it is!" I exclaim. "How truly beautiful!" I cannot stop myself from repeating those words over and over, while everyone else sits in reverent silence, their familiar faces flushed rosy in the light of God.

I take the princess’s hand again … and whisper, “At the last moment of my life, I shall remember this dawn.”

—Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Sena Jeter Naslund

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My white lawn dresses, tied with a simple sash, topped with a straw hat, can be worn whether I am in the artificed world of the Hameau or receiving guests in the chateau itself. Passing from one world to another—is not that the provenance of spirits?

—Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Sena Jeter Naslund

My white lawn dresses, tied with a simple sash, topped with a straw hat, can be worn whether I am in the artificed world of the Hameau or receiving guests in the chateau itself. Passing from one world to another—is not that the provenance of spirits?

—Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Sena Jeter Naslund

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And as we carried the trunk around a small gilt table and two chairs, I looked over and saw Alexandra Fyodorovna herself staring up at a large tapestry of a woman, her three young children gathered around her. It was after midnight, and despite the chaos swirling around the Imperial Family, the Empress just stood there, not so much as flinching.

"Why does the Empress stare at that rug on the wall?" I asked my uncle as we passed through the main doors from their apartments … "Who is the woman pictured?"

"Marie Antoinette," he replied in his deep voice, leaving it at that, as if I should know.

The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar, Robert Alexander

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"Try always to put your faith in God, life up your eyes to heaven. I have been much alone these days, and alone I have learned what I always knew. God will give you comfort."

Louis looked at Marie Antoinette, at his sister; he drew his daughter into a fierce embrace. “I can say no more.”

His face was broken, tears were rolling down his cheeks. “Not weakness, Marie, only love.”

—Marie Antoinette: A Novel by F.W. Kenyon

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