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The Raucous Royals
Vlad Dracula
Richard III
Henry VIII
Anne Boleyn
Anne of Cleves
Mary Queen of Scots
Elizabeth I
Louis XIV
Peter the Great
Marie Antoinette
Napoleon Bonaparte
Catherine the Great
George III
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The Raucous Royals

The Raucous Royals by Carlyn Beccia

Psssst....Have you heard the one about Anne Boleyn and her six fingers? Did King George III really talk to trees? Did Napoleon Bonaparte have reason to have a short complex? Do you believe any of these rumors?

The Raucous Royals invites readers to become a history detective and come to their own conclusions about 13 pretty raucous royals. Each of these rulers is remembered for rumors and gossip that have survived thousands of year. Some of these rumors are true and some of them are false. And with some of them we will never know. But all of them are told to you in secret.

Please don't repeat them...

The Raucous Royals:
Test your Royal Wits: Crack Codes, Solve Mysteries, and Deduce Which Royal Rumors are True (Hardcover)

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 2008 (September 1, 2008)
Age Range: 7+
Pages: 64

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Beccia ( Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo? ) lures tweens to examine history by exploding well-enshrined myths about European royals: Marie Antoinette never said, “Let them eat cake,” and Napoleon was in fact taller than the average northern European of his day. Her stylish mélange of witty illustrations —silhouettes with speech bubbles, dramatic tableaux, caricatures—and interactive text demands reader participation: rather than provide a historical narrative, the author presents statements as true-or-false quizzes, then theorizes why a rumor might have come to exist.
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