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Black Queen

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The 'Black Queen' is what Billy calls his shadowy next-door neighbour. She always wears a black cloak and a wide-brimmed black hat. She lurks about her garden, alone except for her black cat. Scarily for Billy, the Black Queen befriends him and asks him to look after her cat while she's away. Billy can't resist the opportunity to peek inside her house. There are chessboards scattered everywhere. Who is the Black Queen and what sort of game is she playing? Billy thinks he knows...show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 122 x 194 x 8mm | 40.82g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Young Corgi
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b&w line drawings
  • 0552546453
  • 9780552546454
  • 186,906

About Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo is one of today's most popular and critically acclaimed children's writers, author of KENSUKE'S KINGDOM and THE WRECK OF THE ZANZIBAR amongst many other titles. He has won a multitude of prizes including the Children's Book Award, the Smarties Prize and the Writer's Guild Award.show more

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"One of today's greatest storytellers" * Bookseller * "Michael Morpurgo is a master of the first person narrative: when he embarks on a story he doesn't keep you waiting - he simply grips your hand and helps you on board" * Telling Tale * "Morpurgo writes like a dream" * Literacy and Learning *show more

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"Morpurgo writes like a dream"show more

Back cover copy

The 'Black Queen' is what Billy calls his shadowy next-door neighbour. She always wears a black cloak and a wide-brimmed black hat. She lurks about her garden, alone except for her black cat. Scarily for Billy, the Black Queen befriends him and asks him to look after her cat while she's away. Billy can't resist the opportunity to peek inside her house. There are chessboards scattered everywhere. Who is the Black Queen and what sort of game is she playing? Billy thinks he knows...show more

Rating details

49 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 29% (14)
4 27% (13)
3 39% (19)
2 6% (3)
1 0% (0)
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