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To Be A Princess

Fascinating Lives of Real Princesses

by (author) Hugh Brewster & Laurie Coulter

illustrated by Laurie McGaw

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Oct 2001
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2001
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From Elizabethan England to the court of the last Tsar, from a maharaja's palace to the place that Hawaii's last queen was imprisoned, the stories in this book weave a rich historical tapestry. Read fabulous stories of golden coaches, magnificent palaces and glittering balls, of royal lives of privilege, opulence and adulation — and secrets of betrayal, treachery and revolution. Twelve royal stories that prove to be more spellbinding than any fairy tale.

About the authors

HUGH BREWSTER has twenty-five years of experience creating books about the Titanic as an editor, publisher and writer. He worked with Robert D. Ballard to produce the 1987 international bestseller The Discovery of the Titanic and oversaw the creation of Titanic: An Illustrated History, a book that provided inspiration for James Cameron’s epic movie. Brewster is also the author of Inside the Titanic, 882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions about the Titanic and Deadly Voyage, and has written twelve award-winning books for young readers, including Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, a 2007 Governor General’s Award nominee. He lives in Toronto. Visit him online at or follow him on Twitter @hughbrewster.

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Laurie Coulter is a children's book author who specializes in historical nonfiction. She lives with her husband in Toronto. You can learn more about her at

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  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice - Starred Selection
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award for Non-fiction
  • Commended, Resource Links Best of the Year

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