A Daughter of the Seine
A Daughter of the Seine: The Life of Madame Roland
is a biography written for children by Jeanette Eaton
. It recounts the life story of Marie-Jeanne Roland de la Platière
, an influential figure in the French Revolution. Born in relative obscurity, she became a prominent Girondist
and was executed in one of Robespierre
's purges. The biography was first published in 1929 and was a Newbery Honor
recipient in 1930.