Girl in a Cage

By Yolen, Jane & Harris, Robert J.

Publishers Summary:
As English armies invade Scotland in 1306, eleven-year-old Princess Marjorie, daughter of the newly crowned Scottish king, Robert the Bruce, is captured by England's King Edward Longshanks and held in a cage on public display.

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ISBN
978-0-39923-627-3
Publisher
Philomel


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2002

Gr 6-10 The coauthors of Queen's Own Fool (Philomel, 2000) present an equally compelling interpretation of an earlier period in Scotland's history told by another young protagonist. In 1306, a year has passed since patriot William "Braveheart" Wallace was executed, and things are not going well for the cause of Scottish freedom. Robert Bruce, newly crowned king of Scotland, has managed to ev...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2003

In 1306, King Edward I of England, known as Longshanks, gave an order that three captured female relatives of King Robert the Bruce of Scotland, including his eleven-year-old daughter Marjorie, should be imprisoned in public cages. From this historical fact, Yolen and Harris create a well-paced, high-energy adventure told from Marjorie's point of view, alternating between her present-tense account of her incarceration and flashbacks to the ill-fated uprising and flight across Scotland that led to her capture. With admirable (though not entirely seamle...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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