Queenie by Jacqueline Wilson

Queenie Paperback Dec 5 2013

By Jacqueline Wilson
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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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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
Publication date
Dec 5 2013
Language
English
Pages
416
ISBN-13
9780440869887
ISBN-10
0440869889
Weight
287g
Dimensions
129.0mm x 198.0mm