Marie-Antoinette A Historical Tale by Catherine de Duve, Thierry Bosquet

Marie-Antoinette A Historical Tale

Written by Catherine de Duve, Thierry Bosquet
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Marie-Antoinette A Historical Tale by Catherine de Duve, Thierry Bosquet

This book helps you learn about the life of Marie-Antoinette, the young Austrian princess who grew to become the notorious, but very stylish Queen of France. It includes a free mask. It is suitable for children aged 4 to 14 years of age. Marie-Antoinette is a little princess who loves to dance and play like any other child. At thirteen she must leave her family, her friends and her country to marry the Dauphin, the future King of France. A new life begins in Versailles where the tiresome Madame Etiquette makes sure she follows all the rules. Marie-Antoinette is very stylish. She sets the fashion with extravagant headdresses and sumptuous gowns. As a Queen, she favours a more private life, surrounded by her children and close to nature. This is a jewel of a book which lets you discover the childhood of Marie-Antoinette, her life as the Dauphine, her lavish lifestyle and the entertainment of a queen.

About the Author

Catherine de Duve is an art historian and painter who worked at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium. She designed her first interactive work for children in 1999, a review of James Ensor. She went on as an editor and author to pursue children's art publishing in 2000. Catherine de Duve has written more than thirty books of children's art for Kate'Art Editions, Alice Edition (Brussels), Hatier (Paris) and The Birdcage (USA).

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48 pages


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Happy Museum an imprint of Kate art edition

Publication date

6th November 2014



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