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Carolyn Meyer

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in Lewistown, The United States



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Carolyn Meyer is as versatile a writer as you will find. Along with historical fiction and realistic novels for young adults she has written nonfiction for young adults and books for younger readers on topics as diverse as the Amish, the Irish, Japanese, Yup'ik Eskimos, a rock band, rock tumbling, bread baking, and coconuts. And ten of her books have been chosen as Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association. In her most recent historical novels she has dealt with the young lives of Mary Tudor, Princess Elizabeth, Anastasia, and Isabel of Castilla, Spain.

In 1986 after VOICES OF SOUTH AFRICA had been published, I took off again, this time for Northern Ireland, to learn what I could about "The Troubles," tension between Catholics and Protestants that too often erupted in violence and death. I wanted to hear from the young people in both camps, about their feelings about "the other."

For six sodden weeks that summer I traveled the counties that mak... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.73 · 28,258 ratings · 2,067 reviews · 69 distinct works · Similar authors
Anastasia: The Last Grand D...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 4,973 ratings — published 2000 — 15 editions
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Mary, Bloody Mary (Young Ro...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4,337 ratings — published 1999 — 13 editions
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Isabel: Jewel of Castilla, ...
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Beware, Princess Elizabeth ...
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Doomed Queen Anne (Young Ro...
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Kristina: The Girl King, Sw...
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Patience, Princess Catherin...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 1,561 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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The Bad Queen: Rules and In...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 1,045 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Duchessina: A Novel of Cath...
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 915 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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Loving Will Shakespeare
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 972 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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" Here's a taste of Greek mythology that mixes the well-known (Helen of Troy, Achilles, the usual suspects) with the barely mentioned, Hermione, Helen's deserted daughter. When Helen left for Troy, swept up in love with Paris, she walked away from h... " Read more of this review »
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“If I must die, then I will die boldly, as I have lived.”
Carolyn Meyer, Doomed Queen Anne

“In difficult times bring to mind my words and the sound of my voice. In that way, I shall always be present for you.”
Carolyn Meyer, Patience, Princess Catherine

“He was so much in love with me that I could have asked him for the moon and stars, and he would have gathered them for me.”
Carolyn Meyer, Doomed Queen Anne

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