Friday, July 1, 2011

Review: Prince William & Kate: A Royal Romance (Gateway Biographies) [Paperback] by Matt Doeden

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Lerner Classroom (October 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761380302
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761380306

Product Description


On April 29, 2011, the whole world watched as Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton exchanged marriage vows. This royal wedding was one of the most anticipated events in England in recent years. Ever since the couple officially announced their engagement in November 2010, every detail of the wedding has captured headlines around the globe.

Why all the excitement? William is second in line to become Britain's king. William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales is the firstborn child of Charles and Diana, Prince and Princess of Wales. And through marriage to William, Catherine Elizabeth Middleton--known as Kate--turned from a commoner into a princess. If William becomes king one day, Kate will be the Queen Consort.

Follow the couple's royal romance from their first meeting at the University of St. Andrews, through the ups and downs of their relationship, to the romantic wedding ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

About the Author


Matt Doeden was born in southern Minnesota and lived parts of his childhood in Golden Valley, Minnesota, and Madison, Minnesota. He studied journalism at Mankato State University, where he worked at the college newspaper for three years. In his senior year, he served as the paper's Sports Editor, which put him in charge of the entire sports section, the sports writers, and the photographers. He covered mostly college sports, but also the Minnesota Vikings, who held training camp at MSU. His work allowed him to meet and interview people like Dennis Green, Cris Carter, Robert Smith, and more. Matt went on to work as a sports writer for the Mankato paper, and then he got a job as an editor with a small children's publisher called Capstone Press, and in 2003 he decided to start his own business as a freelance writer and editor. Since then Matt has written and edited hundreds of books. Lots of them are on high-interest topics like cars, sports, and airplanes. He also writes and edits on geography, science, and even math. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

 My Review

In honor of the Royal Visit to Canada and their Canada Day visit to Ottawa I decided to review this book today even though it is not available for several months.  This is a book for older children that explains the lives of Prince William and Princess Catherine up until their wedding.  It is a great book for children and is beautifully illustrated so it is a good quick flip through for adults.  It follows both of their lives from childhood through schooling and into their adult lives.  

It is a great read for children and I enjoyed it as well!

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