The Queen's Progress, An Elizabethan Alphabet, 2003 first edition, by Celeste Davidson Mannis, Bagram Ibatoulline.


Written by Celeste Davidson Mannis. Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. First edition, 2003. Viking.

"Every summer Queen Elizabeth took a holiday known as the royal progress. The queen, her courtiers, and hundreds of attendants left London in a caravan that stretched as far as the eye could see. As they passed through the gates of the city and into the countryside, only the queen knew where their rambles would lead. She was the sole navigator of the royal progress, and her whims were her compass."

Mannis uses the letters of the alphabet to introduce young readers to the life and times of Queen Elizabeth I of England. Each letter is accompanied by a rhyming verse and a prose text that provide historical details and anecdotes about the queen's annual royal progresses. The book also features stunning illustrations by Bagram Ibatoulline that capture the elegance and diversity of the Elizabethan era.

Celeste Davidson Mannis is an award-winning author of books for children and a photographer. Her books explore aspects of our world - its people, cultures, history, and natural wonders, with the goal of fueling children's curiosity and intelligence. Titles include One Leaf Rides the Wind: Counting in a Japanese Garden, Julia Morgan Built a Castle, Snapshots: The Wonders of Monterey Bay, and Who Was William Shakespeare?

Bagram Ibatoulline is a Russian-born artist who has illustrated numerous books for younger readers written by Philip Booth, Kate DiCamillo, Michelle Houts, Stephen Mitchell, Linda Sue Park, Lois Lowry and others. His illustrations have been noted in reviews in The New York Times, Kirkus Reviews, and other national publications for their realism and beauty. He received the 2006 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane with Kate DiCamillo.
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Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear. Illustrated cover boards. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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