Raucous Royals (Hardcover)

Test your Royal Wits: Crack Codes, Solve Mysteries, and Deduce WhichRoyal Rumors are True

By Carlyn Beccia

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780618891306, 64pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

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Description

What is in a rumor? Carlyn Beccia invites us to look more closely at all rumors and consider how the truth can become twisted over time in this one-of-a-kind combination of nonfiction picture book, graphic novel, and tabloid magazine.


About the Author

Carlyn Beccia's published works include Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo? and The Raucous Royals. The latter was inspired by her trip to Paris: “I went to Versailles,” she writes, “and discovered that Marie Antoinette never said her infamous line ‘Let them eat cake.’ Then I remembered also believing that Anne Boleyn had six fingers. After much digging, I discovered that one of her biographers after her death said she had an extra nail. A nail isn’t a finger. That discovery led to another rumor and then another.” 
 


Praise For Raucous Royals: Test your Royal Wits: Crack Codes, Solve Mysteries, and Deduce WhichRoyal Rumors are True

"The energy and gleefully gossipy nature makes this a fine companion for Krull's Lives of . . . series, while its verve particularly recommends it as an entree into historiography and critical thinking."--The Bulletin