The first reigning Queen of England, Mary Tudor believed fervently that Catholicism should be the religion of the land, leading her to burn at the stake hundreds of Protestants. Was she just a ruler of her times, or did she deserve the name, Bloody Mary? Gorgeous illustrations and an intelligent, evocative story bring to life a real dastardly dame who, fueled by her faith, created a religious firestorm.
About the Author
Gretchen Maurer's writing has been published in Frances Mayes' The Discovery of Poetry and in the anthology, A Cup of Comfort for Mothers To Be. She co-wrote the screenplay for ALMA, a 2007 short film that has screened in twenty-two festivals and won multiple awards. Her children's story, "It's Raining Pistachios!", appeared in the August 2010 issue of Highlights for Children magazine. She lives in Northern California with her family. Peter Malone has illustrated over twenty children's books for such publishers as Chronicle, Knopf, Putnam, Running Press, and Scholastic. In addition to creating gorgeous illustrations, he wrote the book, Close to the Wind, about the use of the Beaufort scale for measuring wind force at sea. School Library Journal called it "informative and utterly charming." He lives in Bath, England, with his wife, a restorer of paintings, and their two grown daughters.