Billie Templar's War

by Ellie Irving (author)

Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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Billie Templar desperately wants her dad to come home. He’s a soldier and has been away for seven weeks, fighting for ‘Queen and country’ – but how can the two of them possibly defend their four-year record of winning the three-legged race at the school carnival if he’s thousands of miles away?

Then, when one of the other soldiers in Dad’s regiment is seriously hurt, the stakes get even higher. Billie needs her dad home, sharpish. There’s only one person who can help – Her Majesty. She’s in charge of the army, right? She can send Dad home! Billie tries to get inside Buckingham Palace to sort it out, but it’s not that easy. So, with the help of shy Sarah and allergy-prone Jake, the school brass band and a motley team of enthusiastic old-age pensioners, Billie hatches a fool-proof plan to get the Queen to her little village instead…

Both laugh-out-loud funny and utterly heart-wrenching, and featuring an unforgettable cast of sweet, crazy characters, Billie’s journey will have you laughing and crying in equal measure.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780552563604

Publisher

Corgi Childrens

Date published

June 6th, 2013

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What kids think

  1. eleanor100
    on 18 February 2016

    I borrowed this from the library and thought it would be rubbish, but actually I found that it was quite interesting, with a realistic style. ;)

  2. TheUltimateBookcase
    on 17 October 2013

    Great story, Billie is quite a funny girl!

    5out of 5
  3. Siff220
    on 30 March 2013

    I want to get it

    5out of 5
  4. thunderball72
    on 9 March 2013

    Great book!Love it!

  5. natashakrywald
    on 7 March 2013

    really nice book

  6. Paradise56
    on 6 March 2013

    very nice and interesting book

  7. bouncybunny
    on 5 March 2013

    A really heartwarming story of a daughter and her father , i thought it was sweet that a young girk would go to such legnth to get her daddy home.

  8. lap312i
    on 4 March 2013

    the blurb seems interesting. i love stories like that