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Catherine : the great journey

Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, 2005.
Physical Description:
169 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Series title(s):
General Note:
A fictional diary of Princess Sophie, later named Catherine, from 1743 until 1745, when at age fifteen she is married to her second cousin Peter, Grand Duke of Russia, who will one day be Emperor. Includes historical notes on her later life.
4 January 1744, Zerbst. She leaned forward, taking my chin in her hand. "You must tell no one what I'm about to say - not your brother, not even Mademoiselle. Understand?" I nodded. Was she afraid that if others knew the truth they might convince me to run away, thereby spoiling her scheme? "If the King approves of you . . . then you and I shall be driven by sleigh out of Prussia, all the way to St. Petersberg, to meet with Empress Elizabeth. . . . She has selected you, my poor ugly daughter, to be Peter's fiancee. Unless you spoil things, the two of you will marry and one day rule all of Russia."
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 3.9.
Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Fiction.

Diaries -- Fiction.

Russia (Federation) -- History -- Elizabeth, 1741-1762 -- Juvenile fiction.

Russia -- History -- Elizabeth, 1741-1762 -- Fiction.