• Eleanor
  • Eleanor
ISBN: 0609808095
EAN13: 9780609808092
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 25, 2003
Pages: 544
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 8" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

One of history's greatest women, celebrated by her contemporaries, descendants, and biographers, now comes to life in this mesmerizing new novel by bestselling author Pamela Kaufman.

In 1137, fifteen-year-old Eleanor became Duchess of Aquitaine, a wealthy and powerful province in the south of France. Rich and influential in her own right, her tumultuous marriages thrust Eleanor into the political and cultural spotlight, where she would remain for more than half a century.

Still in her teens, young Eleanor of Aquitaine married Louis VI of France, a sickly religious fanatic so obsessed with fears of adultery that he kept his beautiful wife under lock and key, even forcing her to go on a long and dangerous crusade with him. But Eleanor was delighted by the freedom of the crusader's life. Her handsome Aquitanian knights, her deeds on horseback, and her scandalous attire were the talk of Europe; it soon became clear that Louis's young wife was more than he could handle. A lifelong rebel, Eleanor would defy her husband and the Church, and eventually strong-arm the Pope into annulling her unhappy marriage.

Once free of Louis, Eleanor thought to marry Baron Rancon, her childhood love, but found herself forced into another political marriage, this time with a younger and more dangerous husband--Henry I of England, a ruthless soldier known throughout Europe as the red star Read More chevron_right

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   My favorite book ever
And yes, I am 20 in college and I decided to buy this book as my inspiration because life is so hard. Through everything she endured, she continued going through her life and helped so many others in the process. This book is great and will remind you that, regardless of what others see in them or how they treat them, they are still beautiful, even when the odds are stacked against them.
   Fun and Unique view of Eleanor Roosevelt
What a beautiful book about Eleanor's childhood and early adulthood is illustrated and written by. Entrancing is for the young and old alike. Children will be able to picture a time gone by, and their imaginations will be awakened about this wondrous woman. I bought the book for my elder mother, as Eleanor Roosevelt is one of her top-rated heroes.
   Not appropriate for a younger kid
Well, bring honest, I really don 't think that the book's content is appropriate for a younger child. I will not return it to my kid, so I have to read it.
   This is a good book but you have to be the right age for it
I simply bought this polarizing book because I was curious about the reviews. Some do... some love not! But I trust Barbara Cooney as an author and was very eager to read it when it arrived. My opinion is that it is an excellent book, but it is for middle school children. In the classical sense of the word, this is not a picture book. But it made me really admire the woman she became! If you are homeschooling, I say that you and your child should definitely read this book, but save it for the older students.
   My 90 year old mother saw Eleanor Roosevelt speak when ...
This book's Eleanor is portrayed in a completely negative way. The writing on it was not realistic for what is inside the book.
   Not for kids! Better ways of learning about this great woman than focusing on all the tragedy in her life!!
NOT a children's book! I even started skipping pages trying to find when life turns around for her, but it doesn 't! I am all about teaching children that life is not always sunshine and rainbows and that greatness can come from adversity, but this book is so sad!
   Illustrations are well done
This purchase was for our daughter Eleanor. Great illustrations and she likes to read about Eleanor Roosevelt.