|From The Publisher*||Discover twenty true stories of royal intrigue, power, and passion, brought to life through the gorgeous illustrations of Jennifer Orkin Lewis and the witty words of Shweta Jha. From Cleopatra to Empress Wu Zetian, Marie Antoinette to Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii, these extraordinary female monarchs from all over the world have captured imaginations throughout the ages. With a deluxe foil-spangled two-piece case, this elegant and diverse celebration of women in charge makes the perfectMother's Day or girlfriend go-to gift for the queen in our lives.|
|Review Quote*||"Writer Shweta Jha contributed the text for this intriguing book, which tracks the careers of Cleopatra, Catherine the Great, Elizabeth I, and Marie Antoinette, as well as those of less familiar figures, like Japanese ruler Himiko and Maya queen Lady Six Sky. Some were born monarchs; others achieved eminence through marriage. Nearly all of them-as is only fitting for a queen-led operatic existences filled with incident and spectacle. Jennifer Orkin Lewis's lush,colorful artwork gives readers a sense of the time and place that produced each leader-and of what the lady herself might have looked like.… Perfectly suited to its subject matter, this regal volume has golden endpapers and a cover that sparkles." -BookPage|
|Biographical Note||Shweta Jha is a writer and freelance journalist. She lives in San Francisco.|
Jennifer Orkin Lewis is an artist, illustrator, and author living in New York.