The Tudor era springs to life in Marcia Williams’s lively account, written and illustrated in her signature comic-book style.
Travel back to Tudor times with Arthur Inkblott, Queen Elizabeth I’s favorite scribe, and his pet ferret, Smudge, who lives (and offers commentary) in the margins of the book. Meet the handsome and headstrong Henry VIII and his six wives, as well as the clever and beautiful Elizabeth I, who politely refused entreaties to marry. Fight the Spanish Armada, sail across the Atlantic with Christopher Columbus, and spend time with the Tudor common folk, who offer their own take on what life was like in these times. Packed with jokes, colorful illustrations, and fascinating facts, this informative and entertaining comic-strip history showcases the work of Marcia Williams at her very best.
Williams presents an introduction to the Tudors that upper elementary readers will devour…The design and accessible narrative will draw readers to the page and maintain their interest…This informative and entertaining history selection will prove to be a worthy option for school libraries and classrooms. —School Library Journal