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by Walter Dean Myers

Download At Her Majesty's Request: An African Princess In Victorian England eBook
ISBN:
0590486705
Author:
Walter Dean Myers
Language:
English
Publisher:
Scholastic Inc.; 1 edition (January 1, 1999)
Pages:
160 pages
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1658 kb
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1265 kb
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1697 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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Award-winning author Walter Dean Myers-piecing together her story from letters he found in a rare book and ephemera shop in. .I'm using this as the literature book for my 6th grade daughter as she studies Victorian England. I really love including this bit of history that I never learned.

Award-winning author Walter Dean Myers-piecing together her story from letters he found in a rare book and ephemera shop in London-paints a hauntingly detached portrait of the small African princess whom the heroic captain named Sarah Forbes Bonetta. We follow her charmed but unlucky life as the Queen's protégée through a succession of British middle-class households, beginning with the Forbes home. It's beautifully written and has been a great start to our school year.

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Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsberg, West Virginia. When he was three years old, his mother died and his father sent him to live with Herbert and Florence Dean in Harlem, New York. He began writing stories while in his teens. He dropped out of high school and enlisted in the Army at the age of 17. After completing his army service, he took a construction job and continued to write

Walter Dean Myers discovered a body of letters concerning Sarah, and some actually written by her, in a rare book and ephemera . RELATED SUBJECTS: African, Tolerance and Acceptance. At Her Majesty's Request: An African Princess in Victorian England.

Walter Dean Myers discovered a body of letters concerning Sarah, and some actually written by her, in a rare book and ephemera shop in London. What he saw there fascinated him, and he set out to unearth the details of her unique and engaging life. He found an extraordinary story - of royalty, of race, of class, of belonging, and of identity.

In 1850, she met the queen, who was impressed by the young princess's exceptional intelligence, and had the girl, whom she called Sally, raised as her .

In 1850, she met the queen, who was impressed by the young princess's exceptional intelligence, and had the girl, whom she called Sally, raised as her goddaughter in the British middle class. In 1851, Sara developed a chronic cough, which was attributed to the climate of Great Britain  .

Once there was a little girl-an orphaned African princess-who narrowly escaped death by human sacrifice in a West African village in 1850.

This is the biography of an African princess that is reconstructed from personal letters, official reports, photographs, and . He took the princess, who was christened Sarah Forbes Bonetta, to Queen Victoria in England.

This is the biography of an African princess that is reconstructed from personal letters, official reports, photographs, and diary entries. As a young girl, the princess witnessed the murders of her family and neighbours, was taken prisoner to be used as a human sacrifice, but was saved from death in 1850 by Commander Frederick Forbes. Impressed by the princess’ sharpness and intelligence, the queen oversaw her upbringing.

Both Forbes and the Queen likely saw a purpose for her in England’s promotion of Christianity in Africa.

It may seem ironic that a man opposed to slavery would accept a human as a gift, which Walter Dean Myers, in his young reader book At Her Majesty's Request: An African Princess in Victorian England, calls a present from the King of the blacks to the Queen of the whites. But as Forbes wrote in his journals, to refuse her would be to sign "her death-warrant. Both Forbes and the Queen likely saw a purpose for her in England’s promotion of Christianity in Africa. God grant she may be taught to consider that her duty leads her to rescue those who have not had the advantages of education from the mysterious ways of their ancestors, Forbes wrote hopefully.

When author Walter Dean Myers came across a packet of old letters in an.of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000.

When author Walter Dean Myers came across a packet of old letters in an antiquarian bookstore several years ago he wanted to know more about the person who had written them.

Biography of the African princess saved from execution and taken to England where Queen Victoria oversaw her upbringing and where she lived for a time before marrying an African missionary.
  • greed style
After watching Victoria on Netflix, I wanted to know more about the African Princess. This was a very good read, a good part of missing history. I appreciate the series introducing this story and I was happy to find there was a book written about her.
  • santa
Thought this book was no longer available. It's the true story of Queen Victoria's African godchild. There are pictures of her growing up in Windsor Palace and taking carriage rides with all the royal family. She was about to be cooked in pot for a very special ceremony when a missionary saved her. This story is a beautiful testimony to providence.
  • Gavinrage
Incredible true life story of an African child princess rescued from ritual sacrifice becomes the adopted daughter of Queen Victoria. Heartbreaking journey of this remarkable child during the English Victorian era to hervuntimely death. Bittersweet tale of courage and hope.
  • zzzachibis
This is a children's book but so informative and engaging adults will like it as well.
  • Wooden Purple Romeo
I'm using this as the literature book for my 6th grade daughter as she studies Victorian England. I really love including this bit of history that I never learned. It's beautifully written and has been a great start to our school year.
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When I received this book, I sat down right away and began to read because it really caught my attention. I read it within that same day. The story of that little princess was very very interesting and that little girl was a wonderful person as she grew into an adult. I am sure there are many like her and wish there were more benefactors to help them.
  • Maridor
History
Very good read!