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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, ...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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ISBN 9780440869887
Released NZ 3 Feb 2014
Publisher Random House
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780440869887
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books
Released 3 Feb 2014
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
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 287g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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