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Catherine: The Great Journey is the twentieth and final book in The Royal Diaries series by Scholastic. The book was published in December 2005 and was preceded by Anacaona: Golden Flower. It was written by Kristiana Gregory and it is her third book for the series.

Dedication[]

"For Kip, wonderful husband and tender father to our sons"

Book description[]

"4 January 1744, Zerbst
She leaned forward, taking my chin in her hand. "You must tell no one what I'm about to say—not your brother, not even Mademoiselle. Understand?"
I nodded. Was she afraid that if others knew the truth they might convince me to run away, thereby spoiling her scheme?
"
If the King approves of you... then you and I shall be driven by sleigh out of Prussia, all the way to St. Petersburg, to meet with Empress Elizabeth.... She has selected you, my poor ugly daughter, to be Peter's fiancée. Unless you spoil things, the two of you will marry and one day rule all of Russia.""

"Author of Scholastic's best-selling Royal Diaries title, Cleopatra VII, Kristiana Gregory now takes readers to 1743 Russia. Drama and intrigue explode in the story of 14-year-old Princess Catherine's incredible journey to greatness.
4 January 1744, Zerbst
Mother leaned forward, taking my chin in her hand. "You must tell no one what I'm about to say--not your brother, not even Mademoiselle. Understand?"
I nodded. Was she afraid that if others knew the truth they might convince me to run away, thereby spoiling her scheme?
"If the King approves of you, then you and I shall be driven by sleigh out of Prussia, all the way to St. Petersburg, to meet with Empress Elizabeth. She selected you, my poor ugly daughter, to be Peter's fiancée. Unless you spoil things, the two of you will marry and one day rule all of Russia."
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"Partage le journal intime de Catherine, et vis avec elle le destin saisissant d'une jeune princesse à la cour de Russie.
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"4 janvier 1744. Mère s'est penchée pour prendre mon menton dans sa main. "Ne répétez à personne ce que je vais vous dire, ni à votre frère ni même à Mademoiselle. Compris?" J'ai acquiescé. "Si vous obtenez la faveur du roi, vous et moi devrons quitter la Prusse en traîneau pir gagner Saint-Pétersbourg où nous rencontrerons l'impératrice Elisabeth. Elle vous a choisie, vous, ma pauvre fille ingrate, pour être la fiancée de Pierre. À moins que vous ne gâchiez vos chances, vous l'épouserez et un jour, vous régnerez tous deux sur la Russie."

"Partage le journal intime de Catherine, et son incroyable destin de jeune princesse à la cour de Russie. En fin d'ouvrage, un supplément historique sur le long règne de Catherine la Grande.
« 4 janvier 1744. Mère s'est penchée pour prendre mon menton dans sa main. "Ne répétez à Mademoiselle. Compris?" J'ai acquiescé. "Si vous obtenez la faveur du roi, vous et moi devrons quitter la Prusse pour gagner Saint-Pétersbourg où nous rencontrerons l'impératrice Elisabeth. Elle vous a choisie, vous, ma pauvre fille ingrate, pour être la fiancée de Pierre. À moins que vous ne gâchiez vos chances, vous l'épouserez et, un jour, vous régnerez tous deux sur la Russie.»"

Plot[]

Epilogue[]

Historical Note[]

Characters[]

Main article: List of Catherine: The Great Journey characters

Author[]

Main article: Kristiana Gregory

Kristiana Gregory is a children's author of over thirty books. Her debut novel, Jenny of the Tetons was released in 1989. Gregory is the author of Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile and Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine in The Royal Diaries. She also wrote five books in Dear America and three in My America.

Editions[]

Notes[]

  • The cover of the original The Royal Diaries edition was illustrated by Tim O'Brien. When asked for input on the cover, Kristiana Gregory asked for Catherine's dog to be included.[8]

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