Who Was Catherine the Great? (Who Was?)

by Pam Pollack (Author) Dede Putra (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?

Learn how a Prussian princess grew up to be Russia's longest-ruling female leader! Born in 1729, Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbs was never supposed to come to power.

But at age sixteen, she married the heir to the Russian throne. By 1762, Sophie, known now as Catherine, overthrew her immature and incompetent husband, Peter III, to lead the nation. Catherine became the sole ruler of Russia. This exciting Who Was? title explores how Catherine was able to turn Russia into one of the great powers of Europe by expanding its borders, helping improve its educational system, and advocating for the arts. Her three-decade reign is considered the Golden Age of Russia, and she is called Catherine the Great.

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Pam Pollack
Pamela Pollock and Meg Belviso are authors of several books in this series, including Who Is George Lucas? and Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780399544309
Lexile Measure
840
Guided Reading Level
-
Publisher
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
February 20, 2021
Series
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JNF025070 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Europe
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
JNF007140 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Royalty
Library of Congress categories
History
Russia
Empresses
Catherine
Catherine II, 1762-1796

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