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    Queenie (Paperback) By (author) Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

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    DescriptionIt'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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    Title
    Queenie
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780440869887
    ISBN 10: 0440869889
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    BIC E4L: F9+
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AK
    BIC children’s book marketing category: D3N79
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    BIC subject category V2: YX, YF
    Libri: ENGM3000, ENGL2030, KIND1415, ENGL3095, KIND1436
    BISAC V2.8: JUV000000
    BIC subject category V2: 5AK
    DC23: 823.92
    Illustrations note
    B/W throughout
    Publisher
    Random House Children's Publishers UK
    Imprint name
    Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
    Publication date
    05 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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
    Review quote
    "A master storyteller" The Good Book Guide
    Back cover copy
    22nd April 1953 Miltree Orthopaedic Hospital Dear Nan, It’s been weeks and weeks since I arrived at Miltree and I don’t like it here one little bit. The boy in the next bed is horrid and Nurse Patterson has really got it in for me. Thank goodness I have my lovely Nurse Gabriel and Queenie, the beautiful hospital cat. She’s my very best friend on the children's ward and she’s curled up on my tummy right now, purring away. The doctors say my knee is mending but it’s hateful being stuck in bed all day. I do hope your cough is getting better too. Nan, I miss you so much. But maybe we’ll both be well again in time to go to the Coronation . . . Lots and lots of love, Your Elsie xxxxxx