9781571317001

Waiting for the Queen A Novel of Early America

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  • ISBN13:

    9781571317001

  • ISBN10:

    1571317007

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-08-20
  • Publisher: Milkweed Editions

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Summary

A surprising friendship develops between Eugenie, an escapee from the French Revolution, and Hannah, a Quaker girl, when they unite in the cause against slavery in this adventuresome tale of true nobility set amidst the rugged, eighteenth-century, Pennsylvania wilderness.

Fifteen-year-old Eugenie de La Roque and her family barely escape the French Revolution with their lives. Along with several other noble families, they sail to America, where French Azilium, as the area came to be known, is being carved out of the rugged wilderness of Pennsylvania. Hannah Kimbrell is a young Quaker who has been chosen to help prepare French Azilum for the arrival of the aristocrats. In this wild place away from home and the memories they hold dear, Eugenie and Hannah find more in common than they first realize. With much to learn from each other, the girls unite to help free several slaves from their tyrannical French owner, a dangerous scheme that requires personal sacrifice in exchange for the slaves' freedom.

A story of friendship against all odds, Waiting for the Queen is a loving portrait of the values of a young America, and a reminder that true nobility is more than a royal title.

Author Biography

Joanna Higgins is the author of historical and genre fiction, and short stories. She's the adoptive mother of two children and worked at SUNY-Binghamton with John Gardner. She lives with her family in upstate New York. Waiting for the Queen is her first book for young readers.

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