Queen of the sea /

by Meconis, Dylan [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Walker Books U.S., a division of Candlewick Press, 2019.Edition: First edition.Description: 393 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9781536204988; 1536204986.Subject(s): Queens -- Comic books, strips, etc | Exiles -- Comic books, strips, etc | Convents -- Comic books, strips, etc | Orphans -- Comic books, strips, etc | Female friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc | Pretenders to the throne -- Comic books, strips, etc | Great Britain -- History -- Mary I, 1553-1558 -- Comic books, strips, etc | Exiles -- Fiction | Convents -- Fiction | Queens -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Pretenders to the throne -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- Mary I, 1553-1558 -- Fiction | Cartoons and comicsSummary: "When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom, where the nuns of the convent spend their days peacefully praying, sewing, and gardening. But the island is also home to Margaret, a mysterious young orphan girl whose life is upturned when the cold, regal stranger arrives. As Margaret grows closer to Eleanor, she grapples with the revelation of the island's sinister true purpose as well as the truth of her own past. When Eleanor's life is threatened, Margaret is faced with a perilous choice between helping Eleanor and protecting herself."--Provided by publisher.
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Cult graphic novelist Dylan Meconis offers a rich reimagining of history in this beautifully detailed hybrid novel loosely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth I by her sister, Queen Mary.When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom, where the nuns of the convent spend their days peacefully praying, sewing, and gardening. But the island is also home to Margaret, a mysterious young orphan girl whose life is upturned when the cold, regal stranger arrives. As Margaret grows closer to Eleanor, she grapples with the revelation of the island's sinister true purpose as well as the truth of her own past. When Eleanor's life is threatened, Margaret is faced with a perilous choice between helping Eleanor and protecting herself. In a hybrid novel of fictionalized history, Dylan Meconis paints Margaret's world in soft greens, grays, and reds, transporting readers to a quiet, windswept island at the heart of a treasonous royal plot.

"When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom, where the nuns of the convent spend their days peacefully praying, sewing, and gardening. But the island is also home to Margaret, a mysterious young orphan girl whose life is upturned when the cold, regal stranger arrives. As Margaret grows closer to Eleanor, she grapples with the revelation of the island's sinister true purpose as well as the truth of her own past. When Eleanor's life is threatened, Margaret is faced with a perilous choice between helping Eleanor and protecting herself."--Provided by publisher.

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In a graphic novel loosely inspired by sixteenth-century British history during the reigns of King Henry VIII and his daughters, Queen Mary I and Queen Elizabeth I, young Margaret has lived on the Island in a convent of nuns since she was a baby. At almost twelve (and nearly one hundred pages into the story), Margaret discovers an unhappy secret about her beloved Island and her own status there: she is in fact a prisoner. Soon after, the Island receives Lady Eleanor, the queen of Albion (modeled after Elizabeth I), who has been deposed by her older half-sister Catherine. Distrustful of everyone else on the Island, Eleanor enlists Margaret as a companion, but this relationship eventually leads to another startling revelation, this time about Margarets parentage. When a mysterious ship washes ashore, its sole survivor alters the course of Margarets and Eleanors futures as they escape the Island together, in an open-ended conclusion. Sympathetic protagonist Margarets first-person narration occasionally pauses to enlighten modern young readers about religious practices, politics, and conventions of the period, such as convent holy hours, saints, and the rules of chess. These sections are often accompanied by spot art resembling images in illuminated manuscripts, whereas the rest of Meconiss angular, detailed drawings depict characters realistically. Throughout, the mixed-media illustrations in an earthy palette are a dynamic mix of panel sizes and shapes thatalong with the speech-bubble dialoguereflect the emotions, intrigue, and actions of the complex characters, to great cinematic effect. cynthia k. ritter September/October 2019 p.94(c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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