Queenie

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A brilliant and moving story from bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson, set in the children's ward of a 1950s hospital, and featuring a gorgeous, shiny gold cover.

 
Queenie, Jacqueline Wilson

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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  • Paperback
    $19.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780440869887
    Published: 06/12/2013
    Imprint: Yearling
    Extent: 416 pages
    Stock Level: HIGH
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  • Trade Paperback
    $34.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780857531124
    Published: 15/02/2013
    Imprint: Doubleday Childrens
    Extent: 416 pages
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  • Hardback
    $36.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780857531117
    Published: 15/02/2013
    Imprint: Doubleday Childrens
    Extent: 416 pages
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    ISBN: 9781446479841
    Published: 01/02/2013
    Imprint: RHCP Digital
    Extent: 416 pages
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"A master storyteller" - The Good Book Guide

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Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson

JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the British Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award (for The Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (for Double Act, for which she was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal). In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. She was the author most borrowed from British libraries in the last decade.

'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES
'She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues' BOOKSELLER

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