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The Lacemaker and the Princess

The Lacemaker and the Princess

(2007)
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ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD ISABELLE IS A LACEMAKER IN THE TOWN OF VERSAILLES.

One day as she delivers lace to the palace, she is almost trampled by a crowd of courtiers -- only to be rescued by Marie Antoinette. Before Isabelle can believe it, she has a new job -- companion to the queen's daughter. Isabelle is given a fashionable name, fashionable dresses -- a new identity. At home she plies her needle under her grandmother's disapproving eye. At the palace she is playmate to a princess.

Thrown into a world of luxury, Isabelle is living a fairy-tale life. But this facade begins to crumble when rumors of starvation in the countryside lead to whispers of revolution. How can Isabelle reconcile the ugly things she hears in the town with the kind family she knows in the palace? And which side is she truly on?

Inspired by an actual friendship between the French princess and a commoner who became her companion, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley offers a vivid portrait of life inside the palace of Versailles -- and a touching tale of two friends divided by class and the hunger for equality and freedom that fueled the French Revolution.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: The Lacemaker and the Princess
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 1-4169-1920-1 / 978-1-4169-1920-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: The Lacemaker and the Princess
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 1-4169-4240-8 / 978-1-4169-4240-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: The Lacemaker and the Princess
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 1-4287-4673-0 / 978-1-4287-4673-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Availability: Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Lacemaker and the Princess
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 1-4169-8583-2 / 978-1-4169-8583-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: The Lacemaker and the Princess
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 1-4169-2595-3 / 978-1-4169-2595-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   



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