Me, the Queen and Christopher by Giles Andreae, Tony Ross

Me, the Queen and Christopher

Written by Giles Andreae, Tony Ross

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A touching and funny story about a 7 year-old girl's adventure having tea with the Queen. Told with Giles Andreae's trademark warmth and humour, but with an added poignancy when the Queen meets Christopher, Freya's brother, this is a perfect celebration of the Queen for her Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.


Me, the Queen and Christopher by Giles Andreae, Tony Ross

What happens when a little girl gets an invitation to at Buckingham Palace with the Queen? Nothing ordinary, if the girl is Freya. We learn that the Queen likes to boogie, eats beans on toast (with the inevitable result) but is also compassionate and understanding.


Illustrations by Tony Ross really bring this story to life. A very funny and touching story. * Carousel * Wish fulfillment at its most enticing. An affectionate little story. * Independent on Sunday * A touching and funny story from comic genius Giles Andreae, with fun illustrations by Tony Ross. * tbk Magazine * Comical and heartwarming. * Library Mice * Gentle fun with lovely coloured lively illustrations. * * A fun book, with a poignant touch. * Bookbag * A warm and funny book. * Baby & Me * Hilarious and naughty. * Daily Mail * This humorous tale paints a playful portrait of the private life of the Queen. * Junior * Giles Andreae tells how a seven-year-old has tea at Buckingham Palace and discovers that the Queen is just like her - sort of - and is kind and caring as well * The Guardian Online * An amusing take on the Diamond Jubilee * The Daily Mail * Gentle fun with lovely coloured lively illustrations * * This humorous take paints a playful portrait of the private life of the Queen * Junior * A very funny and utterly ficticious story...comical and heartwarming * Library Mice * A fun book with a poignant touch * The Bookbag * A warm and funny book, perfect to get the kids in a Jubilee mood * Baby & Me * Wish fulfillment at its most enticing...[an] affectionate little story * Independent on Sunday * The illustrations by Tony Ross really bring this story to life...a very funny and touching story * Carousel *

About the Author

Giles Andreae is the bestselling author of many books for children, including Giraffes Can't Dance, Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean, The Lion Who Wanted to Love, I Love My Daddy and the award-winning I Love My Mummy. His books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide, making him one of the most successful children's authors working today. Giles is also the creator of the successful Purple Ronnie and Edward Monkton poetry ranges. He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and four children.Tony Ross is an award-winning author and artist who has sold over 3 million books worldwide. The creator of many bestselling books for children, including the successful Little Princess series, he has also illustrated work by authors including Roald Dahl, Francesca Simon and Michael Palin. Tony lives and works in Cheshire.

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96 pages


Giles Andreae, Tony Ross
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Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

3rd May 2012




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