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I absolutely loved this book. When I saw this at the library, I was initially intrigued by the lovely cover and interesting title. I didn't really know what it would be about, but always love reading new graphic novels.
This whole book is just fantastic. For starters, the artwork is gorgeous. It is a lovely mix of the fantastical and the mundane, seen through the eyes of a young girl.
Likewise, the story is amazing. Before I even knew what was going on, I fell into the pages and became wrapped up in the superb storytelling. Meconis did such an amazing job of capturing Margaret's innocence and growing independence.
The book is loosely based on some of the events and details of Queen Elizabeth's life, but with a wholly new story. Mixed throughout are various non-fiction elements such as the basics of chess and rituals in convent life as well a religious stories and mythology.
A wonderful book with a captivating story and memorable characters, all expressed in the art of beautiful illustrations and fantastic storytelling. A real pleasure to read.