Isabella of Castile

Isabella of Castile In a twist on the classic fairy tale a princess in fifteenth century Spain refused to wait to be rescued by a prince but instead chose one for herself Even then she would not marry him until they d

  • Title: Isabella of Castile
  • Author: Shirin Yim Bridges Albert Nguyen
  • ISBN: 9780984509843
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a twist on the classic fairy tale, a princess in fifteenth century Spain refused to wait to be rescued by a prince but instead chose one for herself Even then, she would not marry him until they d reached an agreement that was revolutionary for her time their marriage would be an equal partnership captured in the motto To stand as high, as high to stand, Isabella andIn a twist on the classic fairy tale, a princess in fifteenth century Spain refused to wait to be rescued by a prince but instead chose one for herself Even then, she would not marry him until they d reached an agreement that was revolutionary for her time their marriage would be an equal partnership captured in the motto To stand as high, as high to stand, Isabella and Ferdinand This book tells the real and remarkable story of the princess, Isabella of Castile The partnership that she made with her prince was a happy and successful one Without her, both Spain and America would not exist as we know them.Richly illustrated and narrated with humor, The Thinking Girl s Treasury of Real Princesses brings to life the stories of real and remarkable princesses who managed to do what few thought possible.

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    1. This review first appeared on my blog: jewelknits/2010/1This is a combined review of both this title and Sorghaghtani of Mongolia, another in the series.These are wonderful middle-readers (ages 9-13) for the real princesses in your life. Wonderfully illustrated, including photos of related items as well as real portraits of each princess and her prince. There are special pages that illustrate even more interesting facts - "What She Ate", "What She Wore", "Where She Lived" - these add so much bec [...]

    2. I love the idea of "The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses" because I think it's good to temper the fairy tale vision of princesses with what real-life princesses are/were like. Isabella is portrayed as a very strong woman who challenged the assumptions of women's roles at that time. Admittedly, this one is a complex subject and the author did a nice job of putting Isabella in a historical context (including food and dress) and describing why she was unusual for her time. The author doe [...]

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