Journey for a Princess

By Margaret Leighton,

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Book description

The child begins to enjoy fantasy stories that have rich imaginative nature about self and the surroundings.

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1 author picked Journey for a Princess as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I first read this book a dozen times in junior high, borrowed it on interlibrary loan several times in adulthood, and eventually bought a second-hand copy. Leighton's 1960 book was rather eye-opening after a steady diet of girl power books, as it features a princess who doesn't take up a sword or rebel against society. And yet, I absolutely adored Elstrid, thrilling as she learned to navigate the complexities of her medieval world. This is by far the most historical and political book on this list, based on real people. The only drawback to this book is that the princess…

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