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Queenie

Queenie (Paperback)

By Wilson, Jacqueline
Illustrated by Sharratt, Nick

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It's 1953, the year Elizabeth is to be crowned Queen of England. Elsie Kettle can't wait to go to London to see the celebrations on Coronation Day. Elsie lives with her Nan - her mum works as a showgirl, so she's not around very often. Spirited and imaginative, but often lonely, ... read full description below.

ISBN 9780440869887
Barcode 9780440869887
Published 3 February 2014 by Random House
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780440869887
ISBN-10 0440869889
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books
Publication Date 3 February 2014
International Publication Date 5 December 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wilson, Jacqueline
Illustrated by Sharratt, Nick
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 287g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 323220

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It's 1953, the year Elizabeth is to be crowned Queen of England. Elsie Kettle can't wait to go to London to see the celebrations on Coronation Day. Elsie lives with her Nan - her mum works as a showgirl, so she's not around very often. Spirited and imaginative, but often lonely, Elsie longs for a best friend. Luckily, she and Nan are very close; Elsie just wishes she was allowed a cat to keep her company sometimes. Then tragedy strikes. Nan and Elsie both fall ill with tuberculosis, and Elsie finds herself whisked away to the children's ward of the hospital. Confined to bed for months on end, Elsie finds it very hard to adapt to the hospital's strict regime. But she invents astonishing ways of entertaining the other children on the ward, and for the first time finds herself surrounded by true friends - including Queenie, the hospital's majestic white cat. Finally, Elsie is well enough to leave hospital. But before she does, she has one very special, very unexpected visitor...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2014 (UK)
NZ Review A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety. -- The Times <p> She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance. -- Independent on Sunday<br> <br> Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues. -- Bookseller
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jacqueline Wilson (Author) Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain's bestselling and most beloved children's authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold. As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children's Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children's Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. Jacqueline is also a great reader, and has amassed over 20,000 books, along with her famous collection of silver rings. Find out more about Jacqueline and her books at www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk Nick Sharratt (Illustrator) Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children including Shark in the Park, You Choose and Pants. He has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the 2001 Children's Book Award. He has also enjoyed stellar success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson's books. Nick lives in Hove.

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