Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Book Review: Mary Tudor: Bloody Mary

Mary Tudor: Bloody Mary

Author: Gretchen Maurer

Illustrated by Perer Malone

Goose Bottom Books

ISBN: 978-0-9834256-2-5

Ages 9-13

Mary Tudor was the first Reigning Queen of England. She was also a Catholic. She believed everyone should be Catholic. She ordered hundreds of Protestants to be burned at the stake because they would not convert.

While it was wrong in doing that aweful thing, was there more to her story about why she was so hateful to the people who were not Catholic? Mary Tudor: Bloody Mary gives a wonderful view of the history of the first Queen of England. Students will be surprised at the facts behind the story and will gain a new appreciation for religious beliefs.

Mary Tudor: Bloody Mary is a factual historical book for kids. Author Gretchen Maurer did a fantastic job of bringing the reader into the past to sort out the legend. This is part of The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Dastardly Dames and is good start on getting kids hooked on history.

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