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The Unruly Queen

By E. S. Redmond
Illustrated by E. S. Redmond

Fifty-two nannies in fifty-two weeks — and Minerva von Vyle is still impossible! Can anyone tame this spoiled, wild child?

"But what sort of queen lives with beasts in a cave?” “The sort,” Nanny answered, “who never behaves." Minerva rules her household with shrieks and commands, demanding candy for dinner and refusing to entertain any discussion of bedtime. Indeed, fifty-two nannies have run screaming from the house. But when the elegant and bespectacled fifty-third nanny, undaunted by Minerva’s tirades, appears on the scene to crown her young charge “the Unruly Queen,” tutu-clad Minerva is thrilled — until she hears the details of the position. E. S. Redmond’s brisk, bouncy rhymes and vibrant, delightfully detailed artwork portray Minerva’s unyielding awfulness and Nanny’s unshakable calm with comedic flair, prompting even the most unmanageable youngsters to be careful what they wish for.

  • Kids love books about naugthy children--and Minerva von Vyle is about as rude, wild, and out-of-control as a little girl can get. Her antics--and eventual comeuppance--will delight good kids and bad.
  • Emily Redmond's artwork is exquisite in its detail and execution. Fans of Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo will welcome this new title, which is an even better showcase for the talent of this gifted artist.
  • Readers will love the sly manouvering of the "fifty-third nanny" as she cleverly tames the wild-child Minerva.

About the author

E. S. Redmond is the author-illustrator of Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo, her debut picture book. She lives in Massachusetts.

ISBN: 9780763634452
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2012
Dimensions: 190 x 279mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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