The Player King

The Player King


Book - 2018
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In 1486 England, a penniless kitchen boy named Lambert Simnel is told by a mysterious friar that he, Lambert, is actually Prince Edward, the true King of England, setting him on a dangerous course to regain the throne. Based on a true story.
Publisher: New York, New York ;, Toronto :, Atheneum Books for Young Readers,, 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781481437691
Characteristics: 199 pages ;,20 cm.


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IndyPL_JennyM Sep 24, 2019

In this historical fiction story, AVI once again brings to life a little-remembered time in history through the eyes of a regular child. This is the true tale of Lambert Simnel, who is plucked out of his drudgery and groomed to pose as Edward the Sixth--rightful heir to the throne of England. But Henry the Seventh--the present king who violently seized the throne from Edward's uncle, is ready to battle for the crown. Will Lambert be able to convince enough men he is actually Edward to join his army?

With short, well-paced chapters, this book would be appropriate for fifth grade and up. It would also be an excellent read-aloud for 8-12+ year-olds.

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IndyPL_JennyM Oct 14, 2019

IndyPL_JennyM thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99


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