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Product Description

“My blood ran cold. The Black Queen was looking down at me from out of the sun.”

The Black Queen is what Billy calls his weird neighbour. She always wears a black cloak and a wide black hat. She lurks in her garden, alone except for her black cat. Spooky or what? So when the Black Queen asks Billy to look after her cat, he’s nervous. Still, he can’t resist peeking into her shadowy house. Inside, there are chessboards everywhere. What game is the Black Queen playing? Is Billy brave enough to find out?

  • A fabulously spooky short read from a master writer
  • Michael Morpurgo is a former Children’s Laureate
  • His books include War Horse and Kensuke’s Kingdom
  • An intriguing tale perfect for newly confident readers

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780552546454

Publisher

Young Corgi

Date published

June 1st, 2000

Lexile measure

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.1; Lower years; 1.0 points

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

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    Aimeemitch
    on 8 March 2014

    Bit disappointed with this one but it was ok

    3out of 5
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    TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 8 March 2013

    I LOVE HIS BOOKS SO MUCH

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    pawprint2
    on 6 March 2013

    This book is awesome I never expected the ending!

    5out of 5
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    cm05
    on 16 September 2012

    THe best book I have ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    sweethart184
    on 2 March 2012

    a lovely book

    5out of 5