Mildred Allen Butler

Biography

Mildred Butler Engdahl, who published under her maiden name Mildred Allen Butler, was the mother of writer Sylvia Engdahl. She had a B.A. from Wellesley College and an M.A. in Drama from the University of Oregon, and had worked both as a high school English teacher and as a director of community theaters. Late in her life she wrote several historical books for teens as well as articles for scholarly magazines. She died in 1987 at the age of ninety.

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The Disobedient Queen: Katherine of Valois
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,160. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by Ad Stellae Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography
Katherine of Valois, born a French princess, was the wife of King Henry V of England, the mother of Henry VI, and ultimately the grandmother of Henry VII, the first Tudor king. In view of the current widespread interest in the Tudors, young adult readers will be fascinated by the story of the widowed Queen who fell in love with—and secretly married—the commoner who gave that dynasty its name.
Rapier for Revenge
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,890. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Ad Stellae Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Like all sons of the nobility in 17th-century France, Armand has been trained to defend himself with a rapier. But beyond that, he believes it is his duty to avenge the murder of his father. His quest takes him to Paris as an actor in a prominent group of players, friendship with the famous Cyrano de Bergerac, imprisonment in a castle tower, and ultimately a duel with his father’s killer.
Ward of the Sun King
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,860. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012 by Ad Stellae Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Adrienne is happy to become a ward of King Louis XIV of France and attend the school for girls established by his wife. But when the school’s rules change, she flees with the help of her cousin Pierre and hides in the palace of Versailles, disguised as a page boy, until the two escape--only to be accidentally separated. Not knowing if he is alive, she soon must make a decision about her future.
Actress in Spite of Herself: The Life of Anna Cora Mowatt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,880. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by Ad Stellae Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Anna Cora Mowatt holds an important place in American theater history. She was the first woman to give public readings; she wrote the first social satire for the stage; and, having become a star overnight without previous acting experience, she was the first American to make the acting profession for women respectable--proving that a lady could be an actress and an actress a lady. Ages 12 up.
Twice Queen of France: Anne of Brittany
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,540. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011 by Ad Stellae Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography
Anne of Brittany was only 12 when, in 1488, she became its Duchess, but already she was among the best-educated women of her era and she was determined to preserve the duchy’s independence. At 15 she averted takeover by France when she married its king, Charles VIII, and after he died she married his successor, Louis XII, becoming the only person ever twice crowned Queen of France. Ages 12 up.

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