You Wouldn't Want to Be An Aristocrat in the French Revolution!

You Wouldn't Want to Be An Aristocrat in the French Revolution!

A Horrible Time in Paris You'd Rather Avoid

Paperback - 2008
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You were living it up with Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, and then the tides turned. Now the king and queen have lost their heads and you're stuck in a filthy jail without a morsel of pate to eat. Quelle horreur! Could anything be worse?
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Franklin Watts : Scholastic, 2008, c2007.
ISBN: 9780531139271
0531139271
9780531187456
0531187454
Characteristics: 32 pages :,color illustrations ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Antram, David 1958-- Illustrator

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Ubalstecha
Aug 06, 2012

Grace Elliot was a real person. A Scotswoman, she was one of the most famous courtesans in pre-Revolutionary France, so it is through her eyes that we see the lead up to the French Revolution, the Revolution itself and the aftermath.

Like all books from this series, there is a focus on the gross and disgusting facts, like the fact that the French rarely bathed and used perfume to cover up the smell and powdered their hair to soak up the grease. There are also illustrations to accompany the text.

Aimed at the lower reader, this is a great resource for younger students studying the French Revolution.

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Jun 08, 2016

red_horse_674 thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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