The Counterfeit Princess (Hardcover)

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`Iris is only 15 when her parents are suddenly and violently hauled away from their country estate by her father’s enemy, the Duke of Northumberland. Forced to flee the only home she has ever known, Iris is hidden by her father’s friends and allies, who soon have the sad task of informing her that her parents are dead.
Despondent, and wanting revenge, Iris agrees to be trained as a spy by the duke’s foes, and then work undercover as a lowly kitchen maid.

A meeting with the young princess Elizabeth changes Iris’s life completely. Because of their resemblance to each other, Elizabeth invites Iris to join her court, where she mingles with lords and ladies and bravely consents to pose as Elizabeth in a desperate ploy to save the princess’s life.

This vivid historical novel from the author of Behind the Mask: The Life of Queen Elizabeth I plunges readers into the treacherous world of the English court. An unusual coming-of-age tale featuring a strong, active heroine, The Counterfeit Princess will appeal to princess fans everywhere.

About the Author

Jane Resh Thomas has written more than a dozen fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, including the highly praised BEHIND THE MASK for Clarion. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Praise For…

"Iris is well-drawn as a self-composed, strong-willed and capable girl . . . a fine read with spirited escapades." KIRKUS Kirkus Reviews

"Intrigue and danger abound...Iris is well delineated and remains interesting as she grows and changes." SLJ School Library Journal

"Elizabeth's life is a rich trove for historical novelists...Iris is a strong-willed heroine." BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA

"a fast-paced fictional account of a treacherous time in English history." HORN BOOK GUIDE Horn Book Guide —

Product Details
ISBN: 9780395938706
ISBN-10: 0395938708
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: September 12th, 2005
Pages: 208
Language: English