Queen Elizabeth II is an iconic figure. Since her unexpected accession to the throne in 1952, her historic reign has outlasted that of any other monarch in British history. In this entertaining and educational biography, readers will study the Queen's fascinating life. They'll take a glimpse into her personal life, learning about her upbringing, education, marriage, and family. They'll also discover what it means to be queen by reading about her coronation, duties, and many charitable services. Colorful photographs are incorporated throughout the text, giving readers a sense of the historical context and making the high-interest information pop.