Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine

By WHELAN, Gloria

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ISBN
9781416927532 9781442458857
Publisher
S & S Paula Wiseman Bks.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2014  |  Preschool to Grades 4

K-Gr 3—In delightful rhyming prose, Whelan brings history to life recounting an amusing anecdote of Queen Victoria and her bathing machine (currently on display at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight). One hot summer day, the British queen longs to take a refreshing dip in the sea, but her lady-in-waiting is scandalized. "It would be a disgrace/to see more of the queen than her hands and her face." Victoria's devoted husband, Albert, gives all his genius to the problem, promising to co...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2014

How could Queen Victoria get into the sea on a hot day? Modesty decreed that she mustn't be seen in her bathing costume. It's Prince Albert to the rescue with a queen-sized bathing machine -- large enough to fit the queen and her lady-in-waiting, and with wheels to roll it into the sea, where the waters would conceal Her Majesty. This entertaining story nicely encapsulates a curious bit of social history, though its glimpse of the royal family is a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Modesty decreed that Queen Victoria mustn't be seen in her bathing costume. It's Prince Albert to the rescue with a queen-sized bathing mach...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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