THE KING'S DAY by Aliki

THE KING'S DAY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A simple introduction to one of the most powerful and picturesque of monarchs: Louis XIV, the Sun King who built Versailles in the 17th century and cleverly used the enormous palace to entrap France's potentially dissident nobles. Detailing his extraordinarily formal day, from two-hour public lev‚e to lengthy coucher, Aliki makes clear that life at Versailles was not easy even for Louis, and certainly not for the courtiers who wore required to attend his every move. The author's brief text is considerably amplified in the excellent captions for her attractive, informative illustrations. An authentic, well-balanced portrait.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1989
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Crowell