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There Once is a Queen: A poetic, beautifully illustrated children’s book – the perfect gift to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Hardcover – 12 May 2022
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“There once is a Queen ever constant to her people…”
From the Nation’s Favourite Storyteller Sir Michael Morpurgo comes a poetic celebration of our Queen and longest reigning monarch, beautifully illustrated in watercolour by acclaimed artist Michael Foreman. Created in partnership with the Jubilee Pageant Committee.
There once was a little girl, born a princess. While she was still a young woman, she became a queen, our Queen Elizabeth. Now, seventy years later, her reign as the longest serving female monarch in history has seen her stand steadfast through triumph and tribulation, and through the monumental changes that have shaped our world. This remarkable queen has remained devoted to crown, to country . . . and a corgi or two!
Beginning with the queen as a little girl, planting an oak tree with her father, There Once is a Queen follows her incredible story in a way that will bring this historic reign vividly to life for readers, big and small, around the globe. An exquisite gift book and commemoration of the Platinum Jubilee, it marks a unique moment in our shared history and will be a treasured keepsake for generations to come.
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Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with this beautiful gift book
Once upon a time, there was a little girl. One day, they say, she planted a tree with her papa, an oak tree. Quite soon, that tree was higher than she was.
And quite soon after that she discovered she was a princess.
That tree became her thinking tree, her dreaming tree. Here she tried to work out what her life was for, and decided that she had to do whatever she could to make life better not for herself, but for the people.
So this little girl, this princess, this wife and mother was crowned queen in front of her whole family, in a great abbey, with the whole world watching...
Praise for Michael Morpurgo:
“A master storyteller at his best” The Sunday Times
“Michael Morpurgo writes brilliantly about war and animals, conveying the big emotions without preaching.” Guardian
“Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects.” Daily Telegraph
“There are few children’s writers as compelling as Michael Morpurgo.” Daily Express
Praise for The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo:
“The Butterfly Lion is unique among animals and books, and will touch all hearts – both young and old.” Virginia McKenna, Born Free Foundation
A poetic, beautifully illustrated children’s book – the perfect gift to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
- Publisher : HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (12 May 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 64 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0008541612
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008541613
- Reading age : 4+ years, from customers
- Dimensions : 17.1 x 1.3 x 22.1 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 5,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Surely it should have a packaging cover?