Queenie (Hardback)

The brilliant new book from bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson!

It’s 1953, and Elizabeth is about to be crowned Queen of England. Elsie Kettle can’t wait to go to London to see the celebrations on Coronation Day. But tragedy strikes when both Elsie and her Nan fall ill with tuberculosis, and Elsie is whisked away to the grim children’s ward of the local hospital. Confined to bed for months on end, Elsie finds it very hard to adapt to the hospital’s strict regime. But as this imaginative and spirited girl invents exciting ways to entertain the other children on the ward, she finds herself surrounded by true friends for the first time in her life – including Queenie, the majestic white hospital 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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    So goooood! If you haven’t read it, you must!

    23 March 2018

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    Great book! It’s kinda like Hetty Feather in the hospital. But I still enjoyed it. I want a kitty now!

    28 January 2016

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    I have never read it but i love jaqueline wilson so i think my mum is looking for some of the books but im not sure. but is sound cool

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    Jacqueline Wilson

    Former Children’s Laureate Jacqueline Wilson is one of the UK’s best-known living children’s authors.


    Jacqueline has won loads of awards, including the prestigious Children’s Laureate 2005-2007, two British Book Awards Children’s Books of the Year for Girls in Tears and The Illustrated Mum, and the Guardian prize for The Illustrated Mum. In a poll to find the Nation’s Favourite Children’s Book Double Act was voted 10th and was the only contemporary title in the top ten.

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