DAUGHTER OF THE OUTLAW KING. PRISONER IN THE LAND OF THE ENEMY.
When her father, Robert the Bruce, is crowned King of Scotland, Marjorie Bruce becomes a princess. But Edward Longshanks, the ruthless King of England, captures Marjorie and keeps her prisoner in a wooden cage in the centre of a town square, exposed to wind, rain, and the bullying taunts of the townspeople.
Marjorie knows that despite her suffering and pain, she must stay strong: the future of Scotland depends on her…
Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris bring to life a breathless chapter from Scottish history in this thrilling novel with an unforgettable young heroine.
Praise for Girl in a Cage
Hot on the heels of the current voracious appetite for Scottish history in pop-culture, Girl in a Cage brings this to a younger audience with its riveting tale of Marjorie Bruce during the turbulent 14th Century relationship between Scotland and England. Marjorie’s character is the epitome of the YA heroine: witty, smart, mischievous, bold and drastically opposed to the word of adults refusing to take the word of a child. The chapters run parallel narratives of Marjorie’s time before captivity and her time in the cage, which makes for heart-breaking reading. A must-read for any child in Scotland — and beyond.
Chiara Bullen, BookSpace
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