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Offline Czarevna Colleen

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To Be A Princess
« on: January 16, 2005, 05:40:37 PM »
This is a children's book by Hugh Brewster and Laurie Coulter.  It contains artwork, photos and stories of thirteen princesses in history.  The section for OTMA contains their story, as well as pictures, a photograph of a Fabrege egg, and a beautiful painting of them by Laurie McGaw (who also did the artwork of the other princesses).  A watercolor by Anastasia is included, as well as a quote from Olga from her last letter from Siberia :  "Remember that the evil that is now in the world will grow more powerful, and it is not evil that conquers evil, only love."

Besides OTMA, the books has stories on:
Bloody Mary (1516 - 1558)
Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603) - The Rival Sisters
Marie Antoinette (1755 - 1793) - The Empress's Daughter
Victoria (1819 - 1901)
Ka'iulani (1875 - 99) - The Island Rose
Gauatri "Ayesha" Devi (1919 - ) A Princess Of India
Elizabeth II (1926 - )
Margaret (1930 - 2001)  The Little Princesses.

On the last page is a brief bit on today's princesses and their roles in society.

I found it very lovely and good for children to learn history.  :) ;) :D 8) :-*

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Re: To Be A Princess
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2005, 05:53:10 PM »
I also enjoyed the book. I think that it is perfect for kids wanting to learn about royalty.

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Re: To Be A Princess
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2005, 06:04:13 PM »
I'm glad you enjoyed it, otmafan!!!  It is good, isn't it?! ;) :D 8)

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Re: To Be A Princess
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2005, 07:10:29 PM »
I absolutly [glb]love[/glb] that book! I got it becuse I at first liked the Tudor sisters Mary & Elizabeth, but i found out OTMA was featured and i was ecstastic!
The painting of them modeled after a portrait is just gorgeous too.
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Re: To Be A Princess
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2005, 09:22:44 PM »
It's just a work of art all around, isn't it? :) ;) :D 8)

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Re: To Be A Princess
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2005, 06:33:53 PM »
Hi All,

I LOVE this book--wish I would have had this when I was a child.  I asked for (and got) this book for Christmas last year when I was 35!  The paintings are just exquisite.  

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Re: To Be A Princess
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2005, 08:59:39 PM »
heh, that's funny. i got this book when i was like,12.
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Re: To Be A Princess
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2005, 11:33:30 AM »
I saw the book in a bookstore a couple of years back and I just had to buy it!!!  The artwork is just exquisite!!!!   8) :D :)