There Once is a Queen

by Michael Morpurgo

On Sale: 05/12/2022

There Once is a Queen

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There Once is a Queen

by Michael Morpurgo

illustrated by Michael Foreman

On Sale: 05/12/2022


About the Book

“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 II. Her reign of seventy years, making her the longest serving female monarch in history, saw her stand steadfast through triumph and tribulation, and through the monumental changes that have shaped our world. This remarkable queen remained devoted to crown, to country . . . and a corgi or two!

Beginning with the late 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 2022 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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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008541613
  • ISBN 10: 0008541612
  • Imprint: HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
  • On Sale: 05/12/2022
  • Pages: 72
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC2 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Europe
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Biographical / Europe

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