Betsy and the Emperor

  • Title: Betsy and the Emperor
  • Author: Staton Rabin
  • ISBN: 9780689872945
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • Unlimited Betsy and the Emperor - by Staton Rabin - Betsy and the Emperor, Betsy and the Emperor Fourteen years old Betsy Balcombe and her family have a most unusual house guest Napoleon Bonaparte former Emperor of France and the most feared man on earth Once lord and master to millions Napoleo
    Unlimited Betsy and the Emperor - by Staton Rabin - Betsy and the Emperor, Betsy and the Emperor Fourteen years old Betsy Balcombe and her family have a most unusual house guest Napoleon Bonaparte former Emperor of France and the most feared man on earth Once lord and master to millions Napoleo

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    Betsy and the Emperor

    About Staton Rabin


    1. Staton Rabin has a B.F.A in film from New York University In addition to writing for children, she is a screenwriter a popular speaker about the art, craft, and business of writing for film and a veteran story analyst for Scr i pt magazine, screenwriters, and producers Staton Rabin lives in Irvington, New York.


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    1. This book was one of the most touching books I have ever read Betsy and the Emperor had the strongest most loved friendship I have ever read This story was based on real historic events This story will keep you reading untill the end At the end of the book you will cry This heartwarming story is the best Historical fiction bookI have ever read.

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    2. SO MANY FEELINGS This is a spectacular story, one of the best historical fiction books I ve ever read.I started out with no expectations I plucked it from the shelf at my local recycled bookstore and thought Hey, this looks interesting, and went from there Oh my sweet Mother Mary am I glad I did First of all, I love Betsy She is a likable, headstrong heroine, but doesn t come off as your run of the mill oh, I m an independent, stubborn heroine that doesn t every want to fall in lo OH MY WORD A B [...]

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    3. A somewhat far fetched story about Betsy Balcombe s friendship with Napoleon, with a touch of The Wizard of Oz and a dash of National Velvet.

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    4. Napoleon Bonaparte, namanya tercatat di semua buku buku sejarah dunia Setelah ratusan tahun lamanya Perancis dipimpin oleh raja raja, Napoleon Bonaparte merupakan pemimipin Perancis pertama yang bergelar Kaisar, ia memerintah pada tahun 1804 1814 dan 1815 Pada masa jayanya, Napoleon Bonaparte mungkin salah satu pemimpi paling besar sepanjang sejarah manusia Melalui karismanya yang disertai kerja keras dan ambisi gilanya, ia bertekad untuk mewujudkan mimpinya untuk menguasai seluruh Eropa Mimpiny [...]

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    5. In een ver verleden heb ik Betsy en Napoleon cadeau gekregen voor mijn verjaardag Sindsdien heb ik dit boek altijd een warm hart toegedragen Waarschijnlijk zal ik dat ook heel mijn leven blijven doen.Toch moet ik toegeven dat ik niet zo heel veel weet over Napoleon Bonaparte Ik ben vaag bekend met de stappen die hij heeft gezet en de oorlogen die hij heeft gevoerd Misschien vind ik het daarom zo interessant om iets over hem te lezen Dankzij Staton Rabin is hij geen statisch figuur uit de geschie [...]

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    6. Saya menemukan buku ini di tumpukan buku diskon 10 ribuan Gramedia Fair, pertama sih tertarik karena covernya yang remaja banget dan jelas ada bau bau kerajaan disitu karena ada kata Emperor dan setelah saya membaca sinopsis singkat dibelakangnya, saya pun makin tertarik.Karena tidak seperti TeenLit biasanya, yang menjadi tema utama dalam buku ini adalah persahabatan antara Betsy dan Napoleon Bonaparte Saya selalu suka novel historical yang dikemas dengan ringan.Perlu lebih banyak TeenLit sepert [...]

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    7. Wow Rarely do I ever read a book that makes me feel heart broken, and several other intense emotions The author did an amazing job at making me feel all these emotions, though I feel like he should have gone into detail on the emperor and Betsy s relationship Spoiler alert, clearly the emperor has some feelings for the younger girl and while this may be repulsive because of the age difference and his lack of good looks, this book teaches us a lesson that looks aren t that important You can be a [...]

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    8. Published in l4 languages, this YA novel of mine is in development as a movie with Al Pacino attached to star as Napoleon Bonaparte It s a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age and an ABA Book Sense Pick for Teens This fascinating story plays both with and against the stereotype of Napoleon Even readers who don t know of Bonaparte will be caught up in the interplay between girl and emperor and the surrounding drama of the world s history and their own Kirkus Reviews An engaging novel, ba [...]

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    9. Betsy and the Emperor is a must read book The characters are very deep, and you will see Napoleon in a new light So join a young tomboy, and read about her trying to save the emperor from a home that she herself hates Read this book filled with adventure, loyalty, and friendship You will want to read and This is a wonderful book.

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    10. Absolutely love this book I ve recently read Sandra Gulland s trilogy on Josephine, the wife of Napoleon, and was fascinated Upon reading this, the reader gets to see the softer side of Napoleon through his friendship with Elizabeth Betsy This book never gets boring and the ending was heartwrenching.

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    11. Relationship between Betsy and Napoleon Bonaparte when he was exiled to St Helena Urgh I just love this

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    12. This book is amazing Loved it

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    13. A monster has descended upon Betsy Balcombe s small island home Her family are being forced to put him up in their house until his quarters are finished being constructed So she s got the terror of her childhood stories, the boogie man of her dreams, living in her house Not only that, he is the terror of all Europe, the nightmare of all who get in his way And what is this monster s name Napoleon Bonaparte.But as the weeks wear on, this monster man does not really live up to his reputation Instea [...]

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    14. Betsy and The King by Staton Rabin was a very interesting book Betsy Balcombe and her family has a very unusual house guest Napoleon Bonaparte, former emperor of France is a captive of the British and is sent to be prisoner on the island St Helena Betsy is the only foreigner that ever impressed Napoleon, and they begin a friendship Betsy also hatches a daring and dangerous plan to help Napoleon escape in a homemade hot air balloon This humorous book of adventure is based on true events I enjoyed [...]

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    15. Saat itu Oktober 2006 ketika aku menemukan buku ini diantara novel novel teenlit lainnya Aku selalu suka membaca teenlit ketika itu, apalagi kalau cover dari novel itu cantik Walaupun aku tahu tidak bijak rasanya menilai buku hanya dari tampilan covernya saja, tapi sejujurnya aku sudah terpesona dengan cover novel Betsy and the Emperor Jadi, meski ketika itu aku tidak terlalu menyukai buku terjemahan, tangan aku tergerak untuk mengambilnya dari rak buku.Tapi saat itu aku tidak kecewa membeli nov [...]

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    16. In 1815, after being defeated by the British in Waterloo, former French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was banished to the forsaken island of St Helena Fallen from grace, Bonaparte soon finds refuge in the form of fourteen year old Betsy Balcombe Betsy, whose family reluctantly houses Bonaparte, also finds herself intrigued by the emperor Their unlikely friendship inspires Betsy to hatch a dangerous plan to help the emperor escape To be honest, when a friend of mine suggested this book to me, I was [...]

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    17. Actual rating 2.5

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    18. I very much enjoyed reading Betsy and the Emperor by Staton Rabin As a general overview, this book is about a girl named Betsy Balcome and her efforts to decipher who her supposed friend, Napoleon Bonaparte, really is deep inside The character of Betsy is based on a real girl who befriended Napoleon, but the majority of events in this book are fictional The one most prominent theme or message throughout this book is don t judge a person s character based on a common assumption Or, an easier way [...]

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    19. This book was such a lovely piece of historical fiction for young adults Betsy is such a headstrong, likeable character Her friendship with Napoleon, a historical figure who today is often deplored, or the subject of many jokes, is so sweet and innocent I never thought that there was a romance between them, but instead Napoleon cared for Betsy as a daughter like figure, one that he could joke with and as someone who could provide him company on such an isolated island Through his relationship wi [...]

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    20. The problem with a lot of our history lessons is that you learn a lot of names, but you never get introduced to the people I suppose that s one reason why I enjoy reading biographies Anyway, this is a kind of biography Technically, it s historical fiction, but a lot of it is based on source materials The book tells the tale of a few years in the life of Betsy Balcombe During her teens, she was living on the island of St Helena when the deposed emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled there Napoleon [...]

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    21. I liked the premise of this book, and the author knew her history pretty well A good bit of it was fictitious, and a good bit wasn t I didn t really enjoy the slut shaming going on in the text Also vaguely uncomfortable were the insinuations that Napoleon had feelings for a 14 15 year old girl Kindaaaa creepy.But I really didn t appreciate the author s pitiful attempts to make you feel better about the fact that the Balcombe family owned slaves Oh, yeah sure they felt so terribly awful about, bu [...]

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    22. Beberapa hari yg lalu baru ingat klo pernah baca buku iniudah jaman SMA sihdan klo sekalinya inget pasti bawaannya pengen baca lagi,,padahal bukunya udah gak adajadi coba ngorek2 ingatan nihBuku ini menceritakan benar2 sisi lain dari Napoleon Bonaparte, dari sudut pandang seorang gadis berusia 14 tahun bernama Betsy Cerita diambil ketika Napoleon menderita kekalahan perang dan dipenjara di pulau St.Helena, disitulah dia bertemu Betsy Meskipun beda usia mereka cukup jauh lupa brp tapi mereka memp [...]

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    23. I read this book when I was 12 and have been deeply fascinated with Napoleon and his exile to St Helena ever since This is a very touching work of historical fiction Based on true events documented by Lucia Elizabeth Balcombe Abell herself in Recollections of the Emperor Napoleon, during the first three years of his captivity on the island of St Helena including the time of his residence at her father s house, The Briars, I love how the emperor is portrayed in this book and how Betsy gave him a [...]

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    24. This book is about a fourteen year old girl named Betsy Balcombe Betsy lives on remote, ugly island called St Helena Napoleon Bonaparte is being transported over to St Helena, being held prisoner by the British soldiers Bonaparte is in need for a place to stay and is assigned to reside in Betsy s house Betsy and the emperor build up a strong and caring relationship for eachother Both go through many hardships and obstacles But one day of Betsy s friend s, Huff, is determined to free the great Na [...]

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    25. It s been a long time since I ve read a book in one sitting but that s what I did withBetsy and The Emperor I ve actually been excited for this book for a while and I m glad that I ve finally been able to read this I am a bit of a history buff and for some reason or another, I ve always loved Napoleon Bonaparte so I may be a little biased when it comes to rating this book high.The story itself was beautifully crafted from start to finish It made me feel almost as though I were Betsy Clearly you [...]

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    26. 2005 I could not finish this book fast enough It sounded like an interesting enough YA book Betsy Balcombe, a resident of St Helena, returns home from her London boarding school St Helena, you might recognize, was one of the islands Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled too Betsy arrives home only to have Napoleon arrive several days later, and with his lodgings not yet finished, he is sent to live in her guesthouse A relationship begins between the two, and while I m pretty sure the author was trying t [...]

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    27. This is a fun story about a pre teen girl who lived on the island where Napoleon Bonaparte has been exiled It was great in terms of getting to know the character of Bonaparte And, the character development of Betsy, the main character, was interesting and good for literary analysis However, there is so much of the story that is completely fictional that I found it bothersome Since Betsy Balcome really did live, became friends with Napoleon, and even wrote an autobiography, I find it disconcertin [...]

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    28. Sebenernya tema cerita dan penyajian penulisannya sih biasa aja, mungkin yang menarik buku ini diangkat dari kisah nyata bahwa Napoleon Bonaparte memang pernah menjadi teman gadis kecil di pulau St Helena dan Betsy Balcombe ini benar benar ada Betsy Balcombe adalah gadis kecil pemberontak yang hidup di tahun 1800an yang merasa pulau tempat tinggalnya sangat membosankan Cerita bergulir saat mantan Kaisar Perancis menjadi tamu di rumah keluarga Betsy sebagai tahanan Meski awalnya sangat bertentang [...]

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