Princess Phoebe Meets the Tudors
By Sammy Winward | Publisher: Candy Jar Books
In Princess Phoebe Meets the Tudors, Sammy Winward presents a historically accurate snapshot of Tudor princesses, accessible to younger readers. The book presents female characters as strong and self aware, balanced with the awfulness of Tudor life. Beautifully illustrated by Eric Heyman Princess Phoebe Meets the Tudors collects the stories of Anne Boleyn, Jane Grey, Mary I and Elizabeth I, and presents them in an accessible way for the twenty-first century readers. Along the way Phoebe discovers that female empowerment is not just a modern day phenomenon. As she travels through the fourth dimension she collects lessons from history on how to be a truly great princess. Sammy's book magically divulges the secrets of all these princesses, right up to the bitter end! BUY IT ON AMAZON
Review: It's great. Phoebe goes to a magical place where she can see what happened in the past. I have learned about some of the Kings and Queens and been looking at the Royal Family tree.
Mum's thoughts: Although there is a lot to take in, there are little illustrations for a bit of fun in the book. It gives a good perspective into main Tudor characters and Charlotte has an interest in the current Royal family anyway, so we have been researching things online. The only drawback as with anything in history, is that it is an interpretation of how the characters were, so this may need to be explained to children.