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She Was Nice To Mice: The Other Side of Elizabeth I's Character Never Before Revealed by Previous Historians

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  101 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
The memoirs of a literary mouse living at the court of Elizabeth I reveal the public and private life of the Queen and her courtiers.
Unknown Binding, 95 pages
Published January 1st 1975 by McGraw-Hill Companies
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Aug 23, 2008 Jimmy rated it liked it
Shelves: female, novel, year-1970s
Picked this up after I found out Ally Sheedy (from Breakfast Club, among others) wrote this when she was twelve! I was interested in knowing what kind of story a twelve year old (Ally Sheedy, no less!!!) would write. Well it turns out to be a very odd, yet interesting book. The framing device is completely unneeded and the plot doesn't actually go anywhere, but it's still a very good book for other reasons. Part of it is that it's a children's book written by a child, and some parts contain thin ...more
May 26, 2013 Heather rated it it was ok
Written by Ally Sheedy at age 12, this book was a little too weird. It's told from a mouse's point of view and there is a sex scene. Wow.
Picked this up because it was written by the young Ally Sheedy (of 1980's movie fame). The story is about life from a mouse's perspective in Queen Elizabeth's court.

It's a strange little book that I'd hesitate to classify as a real children's book (even though it was written by a youth) mostly because Elizabeth and Essex are portrayed as being lovers -- there's no explicit love scenes exactly but it's plainly presented that the two sleep together. I thought this was kind of odd coming from a you
Doug Jacobs
Dec 27, 2015 Doug Jacobs rated it liked it
fun read. Too bad Miss Sheedy didn't do more historical research.
I forgot all about this good one.
Oct 25, 2008 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't know about this paperback edition, but I had a lovely tiny hardback with a white cover and the original line art in black. My mother bought this for me and I adored it. Fun fact: the author is Ally Sheedy of Breakfast Club fame and she wrote it when she was 12.
AZ Beavers
Jul 18, 2007 AZ Beavers rated it really liked it
I don't know how my parents found this book, but it's a good one. Ally Sheedy, pre-Breakfast Club, of course, wrote a cute little story about Queen Elizabeth I and her court of mice-friends. Sweet book.
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May 09, 2008 Susanna - Censored by GoodReads rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids who are interested in the tudor period
Recommended to Susanna - Censored by GoodReads by: my mother
I adored this book when I was a child. My mother bought it for me when it first came out, as I had loved both The Wives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth R on Masterpiece Theatre. Good choice, Mom!
Jul 30, 2011 Kara added it
Shelves: tudor-fiction

Impressive given the age of the writer. Its kind of Beatrix Potter meets The Borrower's plus Ben and Me, set in the Elizabethan era.

Surprizingly though, not at /all/ G rated.

May 10, 2008 Francine added it
Shelves: fluff
Saw an except of this in Seventeen when I was in High School. It was the first book I had special ordered. Still have the book, loved it, still pick it up. It's cute.
May 14, 2012 Tara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: influences
I was influenced by this book because I knew that a 12-year old girl wrote it. "If she can publish a book, I can do it," is what I told myself in second grade.
Otherwise known as 'Allie Sheedy'. Yep. That one. Written when she was young. Amusing, quick read about England's Queen Elizabeth I.
Janel Tortorice
Apr 01, 2013 Janel Tortorice rated it it was amazing
I read this when a child, and I just loved it. Started a life-long interest in Elizabeth I. And in writing my own book.
Leah Colvin-Roy
Jan 28, 2008 Leah Colvin-Roy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mom read this to me when i was very young. A good one to learn about a historical figure for a child.
Mar 29, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
Sweet little book about the mice in the palace of Elizabeth I. Nice break!
Zoe Koch
Nov 20, 2013 Zoe Koch rated it really liked it
Very good but short book
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