A Brief History of Montmaray US cover Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, along with her tomboy younger. Aug 2, A Brief History of Montmaray is a heart-stopping tale of loyalty, love, and loss, and of fighting to hold on to home when the world is exploding all. Mar 8, The Paperback of the A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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All of the characters, the plot, the writing, the pace…they all blended seamlessly to come together in the form of a suspenseful and moving book.

For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Still, this is a great first book and I definitely would recommend it! My heart was pounding especially hard when the Germans came late one night in their relentless pursuit of the legend involving the Holy Grail. She got to watch students improve their literacy skills and become happier, more confident learners – also, she got to work in an office covered in Harry Potter posters and give herself smiley stamps when she did a good job.

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Read an excerpt from the novelread about the process of researching and planning the novelread historical background informationlook at the author’s sketches and maps of Montmarayread the answers to frequently asked questions about the novel and download the teaching support kit. If your bookshelf is filled with titles like Rebecca, I Captured The Castle, and Love In A Cold Climate, you’ll want to add this pitch-perfect historical novel histoory by a ragamuffin princess and set in the late s.

Well folks, the fact that I’m writing this review a second time, three years later should say something. Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian. I got teary eyed when they tell Neville that he is worth twelve Draco Malfoys I um might have cried when they win the house cup because Neville stood up to his friends and that made him braver than standing up to enemies. Sophia ihstory her journal about what she cares about her home and family histtory tries to be honest as she can be while she figures it all out.


The setting is wonderfully originally, especially for those who love stories set during the time period but get tired of the same mojtmaray used over and over again.

Kernetin is based on Cornish and Latin, with some Greek letters and random meaningless squiggles thrown in to be extra-confusing. He feels around himself, even if he isn’t as book learned as his fellows. I nrief so attached to all the princes and princesses of Montmaray. But what was good was good!

Her words were vivid, and I found myself feeling like I was trapped on this island with her. I enjoyed flipping through the pages and watching her natural progression into a more mature young woman.

So, when an offer comes from an aunt for Hrief and her cousin Veronica to come to England, Sophie is torn between her desire to see London and her loyalty to Montmaray. Reviewed at WhatchYAreading on May 13, The population has dwindled-the impoverished royals nearly outnumber their subjects-and those remaining get only sporadic updates on the Spanish Civil War and the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany. That’s another thing that is hard to do, perhaps harder than being funny.

The historical fiction was marginal and main character too ignorant and anti-intellectual for me to even care what happened to her. A Brief History of Montmaray: Diaries — Juvenile fiction.

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I liked that Cooper knew what to take seriously her charactersand could poke fun at the rest. I’m not saying I would completely change the way it was written because I really do love Sophie and I think her voice is so refreshingly funny and earnest. Cooper has created one of the most interesting and likeable characters I have come across in a long time. Accelerated Reader Level 6. I held my breath as she found out about the things happening on the island.

A Brief History of Montmaray is a heart-stopping tale of loyalty, love, and loss, and of fighting to hold on to home when the world is exploding all around you.

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I do remember Henry’s arrival ten years ago, and if you were anything like her, you were a most unattractive baby–wrinkled, red-faced, loud, and rather smelly. Readers will adore Sophie, who is both wise and brave, and will be left wondering what is next for this courageous young heroine.


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As far as critiques go, my main issue is that I feel like the narration style of this book is maybe SO much in Sophie’s head that it left me feeling a bit removed from the plot. Oct 13, Pages Young Adult Buy. Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak. There are just times where I need more clarity. I’ve read this alreadythe voice of the journal. The FitzOsbornes in Exile, the second book in The Montmaray Journals trilogy, was published in Australia inas a paperback and audiobook.

But, the ending was so much the opposite that I bumped it up a notch.


The Latin prep wasn’t my fault. Library Montnaray and Hours. I’m going to make a cup of hot chocolate and retire to my room ihstory review it in privacy. But, still, the best I can say of it is that if you give this to a young girl and she likes it, then this is the gateway drug to a host of way awesomer books. I think Michelle Cooper has such a strong grasp on this world that she has built.

A Brief History of Montmaray

Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, along with her tomboy younger sister Henry, her beautiful, intellectual cousin Veronica, and Veronica’s father, the completely mad King John. I liked the character interaction, the family dynamics, Sophie’s voice as narrator and the setting.

I did like the characters and the idea of an impoverished, irrelevant royal family and all of that set against a WWII background. A fictitious island off the coast of England and Spain that had been settled and ruled by a family from Tudor England until the s.

I did get some superb birthday presents this year. Two are in the Rugby First XV, ugh. The Holy Grail thing? I’m interested to see how the story continues!