About the Book
Title: Katie Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
Author: Susan Barnett Braun
Genre: Children’s Non-Fiction
Release date: July 25, 2013, and updated with chapters on each of William and Kate’s children
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is known to most of the world as Kate Middleton. She was an ordinary girl on her way to an ordinary life until she met her Prince Charming. Now, she appears on television and in magazines. She wears beautiful, expensive clothing and travels all over the world. One day, she will be Queen of England. But along the way, she was bullied as a schoolgirl and she waited nearly ten years before marrying Prince William. Learn more about Kate’s road to royalty in this book! Written at Lexile level 930 (same as the Little House on the Prairie books), this book will appeal to girls eager to learn more about the most popular royal since Princess Diana. Full-color photos; timeline that places Kate’s life events into context next to world historical events
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The world seems to be enamored with anything royal these days, young girls included. I’m not sure if it’s because we dream that someday that could happen to us, or feel it is a real life fairy tale story, or just wonder what it would be like to live royally for a moment. I think the thing I most liked about this book is how Braun paints Catherine as just a regular person. A person who goes through struggles of patience, bullying, and facing the big world out there. Beneath all that glamour, all that responsibility, is a person who has some of the same problems we do. I think young girls will enjoy and relate to that, but also get the sense that Catherine isn’t to be put on a pedestal.
It was obvious that Braun put a lot of research into this book to learn so much about the beloved Dutchess, and I found it to be a fun and informative read. I recommend for young girls who are looking for more information on Catherine, and what her upbringing was like. The chapters are short and sweet, and can be read in no time.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Susan Barnett Braun earned a BS in retail management from Indiana University and an MA in education from the University of Alabama. She taught for eight years in northeast Indiana, earning a Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Study Scholarship. Susan has had work published in Parents, Children’s Ministry, and The Secret Place. She also writes online for Fort Wayne Visitor’s Bureau and blogs at Girls in White Dresses. She is married with three wonderful young adult daughters. Susan enjoys reading, playing piano and organ, and spending her time with her family and pets (currently three rabbits and a chinchilla). She has loved the British Royal Family since Diana came onto the scene back in the 1980s.
Guest Post from Susan
Back in 1981, as a teenager, I woke early to watch Prince Charles marry Lady Diana Spencer. My fascination with the British royal family began with Diana. As a high school senior, I submitted my senior paper topic: Charles and Diana and the royal romance. My teacher was not amused — but once he read the paper, he did enjoy it and asked to keep a copy.
Over the years, I’ve continued following and enjoying the British royals. When I worked as an elementary teacher, and the next generation of royals came along, I felt that there should be books about Prince William’s wife, Kate. I fondly remembered reading books about Diana when I was younger and felt that today’s girls might be fascinated by Kate in a similar way. I didn’t find many books about Kate, so I decided to write one myself. I learned much while researching Kate (or Catherine, as she prefers to be called). She’s a wonderful role model for girls today in many ways. To name just a few examples: she overcame being bullied by other girls at one of the schools she attended. And, she developed lots of patience during her nine-year courtship with Prince William.
I hope you and the young people in your life will enjoy this biography of the Duchess.
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