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A colourful and beautifully illustrated biography of one of England’s most famous monarchs. Locked in the Tower of London, Elizabeth is never expected to become queen. This is her incredible story, from outcast Tudor princess to a great ruler who led her country into an extraordinary Golden Age. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme of over 300 books, specially developed with reading experts. Young Reading Series Three is for fully confident readers.

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Book information

Key Stage
KS2 E, H
Lexile Measure
CEFR Level
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9781409563853
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm

Author information

Zanna Davidson

Zanna Davidson has written over fifty books for children, both non-fiction and fiction. Her stories for children include the Fairy Ponies, Fairy Unicorns and Billy and the Mini Monsters series for Usborne. She lives in the countryside in a cottage on the edge of some deep, dark woods with two small boys and her scruffy black dog, Fred.

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“Excellent book”
This book is really interesting and has lots of information. There are lots of good illustrations. I think this would be suitable for readers aged 7 .


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