The Queen and the Nobody Boy

By Barbara Else

An adventure story about greed, rebellion, and finding allies in the most unlikely places.

Hodie is the unpaid odd-job boy at the Grand Palace in the Kingdom of Fontania. Fed-up, he decides to leave and better himself. The young Queen, 12-year-old Sibilla, is fed-up, too. Sick of gossip about her lack of magical ability, she decides to run away with Hodie, whether he likes it or not..

  • Set in the world of the bestselling The Travelling Restaurant, but can be read as a stand-alone novel
  • An adventure fantasy with elements of steampunk
  • Strong and likeable boy and girl heroes

About the author

Barbara Else is one of New Zealand’s most successful writers, for adults and children. Her Tales of Fontania series—including The Travelling Restaurant—has been published around the world and her 2018 release Go Girl: A Storybook of Epic NZ Women is a bestseller. Else is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to literature, and has worked as a university tutor, editor and freelance writer. She lives in Dunedin, New Zealand.

ISBN: 9781877579233
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2013
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 326pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $24.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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