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

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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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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
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
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
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 4 of 5 stars  ·  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.
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.
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.
Otherwise known as 'Allie Sheedy'. Yep. That one. Written when she was young. Amusing, quick read about England's Queen Elizabeth I.
Janel Tortorice
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
Mom read this to me when i was very young. A good one to learn about a historical figure for a child.
Sweet little book about the mice in the palace of Elizabeth I. Nice break!
Zoe Koch
Very good but short book
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