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Product Description

The brilliant new book from bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson!

It’s 1953, and Elizabeth is about to be crowned Queen of England. Elsie Kettle can’t wait to go to London to see the celebrations on Coronation Day. But tragedy strikes when both Elsie and her Nan fall ill with tuberculosis, and Elsie is whisked away to the grim children’s ward of the local hospital. Confined to bed for months on end, Elsie finds it very hard to adapt to the hospital’s strict regime. But as this imaginative and spirited girl invents exciting ways to entertain the other children on the ward, she finds herself surrounded by true friends for the first time in her life – including Queenie, the majestic white hospital cat. Finally, Elsie is well enough to leave hospital. But before she does, she has one very special, very unexpected visitor…

Product Details

Format

Hardback

ISBN

9780857531117

Publisher

Doubleday Children's Books

Date published

January 31st, 2013

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.9; Middle years; 13.0 points

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Jacqueline Wilson

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  1. Martha
    on 14 January 2015

    Amazing

    I loved this book; amazing. Best book ever

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    bright303
    on 28 January 2016

    Great book! It’s kinda like Hetty Feather in the hospital. But I still enjoyed it. I want a kitty now!

    3out of 5
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    DiscoFreestyler123
    on 20 June 2015

    I have never read it but i love jaqueline wilson so i think my mum is looking for some of the books but im not sure. but is sound cool

    5out of 5
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    hermayani
    on 21 February 2015

    COOL

    5out of 5
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    pink-lemonade-cupcake
    on 2 June 2014

    amazing!

    5out of 5
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    AngelofDeath
    on 8 March 2014

    Very touching, loved it.

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    books2000
    on 8 March 2014

    its good

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    heart29
    on 5 March 2014

    A very powerful story. The author is truly exceptional! Fantastic !

    4out of 5
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    zippy123
    on 5 March 2014

    Fantastic book.

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    Cheerforevers
    on 5 March 2014

    This is about a girl called Elsie who gets sent to military orthopaedic hospital because of tuberculosis in her knee.

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    pinkxxbibs
    on 4 March 2014

    Queenie is a very touching and animal friendly book

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    mable40
    on 26 October 2013

    good book I think it is awesome….cool!!!

    5out of 5
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    redblanket
    on 16 October 2013

    this book is one of the best so far I loved it

    5out of 5
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    boblywobly609
    on 5 October 2013

    It is good

    5out of 5
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    rosalina5858
    on 2 October 2013

    This has to be THE BEST book written by Jacqueline Wilson so far! I love Queenie, it is really touching and has many unexpected twists to engage the reader. It is AMAZING!

    5out of 5
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    JapaneseStar
    on 29 August 2013

    OMG!!! awesome book jacqueline wilson. Great story line my favourite characters were Elsie & Queenie! Awe cute kitty , i loved the book jacky! AWESOME!!!

    remember to check out my page thanks

    5out of 5
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    emerald224
    on 9 August 2013

    I love this book!it’s a bit sad when they can’t go to the coronation but it’s so good and Queenie sounds like the best cat ever! A fantastic book

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    Bookstar666
    on 14 July 2013

    I was either laughing or crying when I was reading this book. This is one of Jacqueline’s best books. I am reading this book over and over again because it is so good. Elsie’s imagination has definitely made me want to read it again. A must have book

    5out of 5
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    izziewizard
    on 19 May 2013

    Really cool but posh words used. 4 stars

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    vans20
    on 11 May 2013

    I thought this books was absouloutley amazing. Jaqueline Wilson was clever because she wrote it about the Cornation back in 1953 and at the end she wrote about 2013.

    I thought it was better than Hetty Feather.

    Definatley read it.

    Get your hands on it!

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    DaffyLala123
    on 8 May 2013

    This is one of the best books by jacqueline wilson only hetty feather competes with this.

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    onedirection2004
    on 13 April 2013

    It is the best book EVER! I loved it all I can say is that I defenitly recomend it.

    5out of 5
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    sarah210901
    on 13 April 2013

    This book was very entertaining I couldnt put the book down it was so good. If you are planning on reading this prepare for some twists and turns.

    5out of 5
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    joeyourock717
    on 26 March 2013

    it is exelant just like the auther it is set when it was the oueens coranation in 1953

    3out of 5
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    cool97
    on 9 March 2013

    Well I haven’t read this book yet but when I read the back it sounded really interesting and I just want to read more!

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    ash6633
    on 9 March 2013

    I LOVE THIS BOOK BECAUSE ITS REALISTIC!!! IT TELLS YOU HOW SOME PEOPLE LIVE THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

    5out of 5
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    lucysuperdream
    on 8 March 2013

    i am really excited to read thiss

    5out of 5
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    KarlMagic33
    on 7 March 2013

    Really Good!

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    AgentTigerlily132
    on 7 March 2013

    Buy this book! x

    5out of 5
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    powerpush22
    on 7 March 2013

    This is a got to read.

    3out of 5
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    supercoolcharm
    on 7 March 2013

    this book is one of jacqueline wilsons best book. you must buy this book. so great.

    5out of 5
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    demilade
    on 7 March 2013

    loved it very interesting

    5out of 5
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    xxChocolateBoxGirlxx
    on 7 March 2013

    This book is fab! I loved every page, its a bit sad though but you have to read to find out :P

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    bugzy72
    on 7 March 2013

    its a good book

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    sophiepusskiss
    on 6 March 2013

    This book is just bril! Trust me, you won’t want to put it down!

    5out of 5
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    Paradise56
    on 5 March 2013

    enjoyed reading this book

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    jesjen
    on 5 March 2013

    I hope this is as good as the ad. I bet it is!

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    November1
    on 5 March 2013

    The best Jacquline Wilson book ever! I loved it!

    5out of 5
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    ellie-melay27
    on 5 March 2013

    i was so addicted to this book. it was quite sad in places but it was happy-ish ending. i didn’t want to put it down. i recommend this book.

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    natashakrywald
    on 5 March 2013

    good book

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    samcharlie123
    on 5 March 2013

    This is another great book by Jacky Wilson. Well worth the read.

    5out of 5
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    lmdrld
    on 5 March 2013

    This is about Elsie who has been sent to military orthopaedic hospital.

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    taylalol
    on 4 March 2013

    So sad

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    Sherlock25
    on 4 March 2013

    Great book set in the 1950’s I enjoyed this book by Jacqueline Wilson so much that I read it in a day! :)

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    Magicme11
    on 4 March 2013

    I saw the trailer.It was so sad.I want to read this book soon enough.

    4out of 5
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    leopard1
    on 4 March 2013

    really lovely. So sad what happens in the middle but near the end, I get really happy again

    5out of 5
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    a11timehorses
    on 4 March 2013

    This book looks amazing

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    TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 4 March 2013

    I was a bit apprehensive about reading this. I hadn’t heard anything about this book before, and I didn’t even know what it was about. However, I decided to give it a try as I used to enjoy Jacqueline Wilson’s books a lot when I was younger.

    The main protagonist is a young girl named Elsie. She doesn’t see her mum very much, and lives with her Nan who she adores. But suddenly her Nan gets seriously ill, and that’s when things start to go very, very bad.

    Elsie was very sweet, kind and caring but at times she was very naive and seemed a bit clueless about…well, everything. Maybe I just found that a bit annoying because of our age gap, I don’t know. However, she was entertaining to read about, especially when she got up to mischief in the hospital.

    The story revolved around a very sad topic, but the author managed to keep it lighthearted in most places so it’s perfect for her younger readers, whilst still being informative and exciting for her older readers. It took me a while to get into the story, but after that I couldn’t put it down (which is why I was awake until 3am…).

    This is a great book for girls aged 9+, although it is quite long (400 pages or so.) I give it a rating of 4/5. Definitely a good book for current/previous fans of Jacqueline Wilson.

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    1Dluver2002
    on 4 March 2013

    jacqueline wilson is one of the best authors i know

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    chloewhite33
    on 4 March 2013

    This book is amzing! First, Elsie’s Nan gets TB of the lungs and then Elsis gets TB of the leg! Elsie has a lot of trouble following the hospital rules.

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    totalbookworm
    on 3 March 2013

    Great book. Jacky does it again. Explains TB soo well, and what effects it can have on families. This book should’ve come out during the Jubilee, would’ve been a perfect fit

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    princessstarlet
    on 3 March 2013

    its good but would have been come out last year with the queens jubilee

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    Dostine
    on 2 March 2013

    The brilliant new book from bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson!

    It’s 1953, and Elizabeth is about to be crowned Queen of England. Elsie Kettle can’t wait to go to London to see the celebrations on Coronation Day. But tragedy strikes when both Elsie and her Nan fall ill with tuberculosis, and Elsie is whisked away to the grim children’s ward of the local hospital. Confined to bed for months on end, Elsie finds it very hard to adapt to the hospital’s strict regime. But as this imaginative and spirited girl invents exciting ways to entertain the other children on the ward, she finds herself surrounded by true friends for the first time in her life – including Queenie, the majestic white hospital cat. Finally, Elsie is well enough to leave hospital. But before she does, she has one very special, very unexpected visitor…

    most of you loved this

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    jenko006
    on 28 February 2013

    I WOULD LOVE TO READ THIS!

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    att
    on 27 February 2013

    This book was amazing! i sat and cried when i started reading it. This is my all time favourite book.

    5out of 5
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    Sava
    on 24 February 2013

    Really good

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    Booklover12304
    on 23 February 2013

    new guy can any one help

    4out of 5
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    DSherwin924
    on 23 February 2013

    This book is a bit sad and a bit funny I loved it thanks Jacky.

    5out of 5
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    lap312i
    on 22 February 2013

    it’s about a girl who has TB and needs to go to the hospital