Kristina: Girl King

Kristina: Girl King

The Royal Diaries

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Baker & Taylor
A novel in diary form about Kristina, the young queen of Sweden.

Scholastic
Carolyn Meyer, author of best-selling ROYAL DIARIES Isabel and Anastasia, now brings to the series this compelling story of Kristina, The Girl King, from 17th-century Sweden.

Upon discovering that their newborn infant was, in fact, female and not male as first thought, Queen Marie Eleonore wailed inconsolably and King Gustavus Adolphus declared, nevertheless, that the child be raised as a prince. At age six, upon the death of her father, the child Kristina, was proclaimed King of Sweden, with regents assigned to council until she assumes the throne at age eighteen. And indeed, her life followed her father's plan. We meet Kristina when she's almost twelve years old and eschewing feminine practices but reveling in the study of military tactics,

Upon discovering that their newborn infant was, in fact, female and not male as first thought, Queen Marie Eleonore wailed inconsolably and King Gustavus Adolphus declared, nevertheless, that the child be raised as a prince. At age six, upon the death of her father, the child Kristina, was proclaimed King of Sweden, with regents assigned to council until she assumes the throne at age eighteen. And indeed, her life followed her father's plan. We meet Kristina when she's almost twelve years old and eschewing feminine practices but reveling in the study of military tactics,

Baker
& Taylor

Kristina, who became king--not queen--of Sweden when she was only a little girl, confides in her diary her feelings about her awkward relationship with her mother, her royal duties and responsiblities, and the people who surround her.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Inc., c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780439249768
0439249767
Characteristics: 170 p. ; 20 cm

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wabba
Dec 05, 2016

I love this book! I rated it as excellent, and I would recommend The Royal Diaries to anyone who is keeping or likes diaries.

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PamelaMemmott
Mar 29, 2015

I found Kristina to be written as very grumpy and critical with no confirmation in the epilogue that she actually was (rather depressing to read). She did stand up for herself in-spite-of emotional abuse from her mother though, which is admirable.

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sfogs
Jul 11, 2014

WOW she REALLY stood up for herself!
I wish I was as smart as her!

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maryoreilly
Mar 30, 2012

It was OK! :/ It was kinda short as well I would read it any way.

junior13456 Sep 11, 2011

this was a good book. sometimes ig of confused of what was going though, and had to read a page over.

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gkposts2
Aug 06, 2011

it gets interesting for a while, then it's kinda boring. it's a bit short too.

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