A ragged princess needs all her courage to help her find out what has happened to her mother. When Princess Charlotte’s mother, the Queen of Quayle, vanishes in mysterious circumstances no-one seems very interested in finding out what has become of her. When Charlotte discovers a clue to what has happened to her mother she quickly has to work out who she can trust before to sets out to solve the dark mystery.
No clue about why the Queen vanished had ever been found. Until now... The day Charlie discovers a scrap of paper that could solve the dark mystery of her mother's disappearance, her world changes. Forever. Charlie and her friend, Toby, must race against time on a dangerous mission to uncover the sinister truth. But in this shadowy world of secrets and lies, there is more to fear than they can possibly imagine...
|Publication date:||7th January 2010|
|Publisher:||Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month, eBooks|
Ellen Renner grew up in the Ozark hills of southern Missouri and ran away to England as soon as possible. She trained as a painter before turning her artistic hand to creative writing. Her debut novel Castle of Cards won the 2007 Cornerstone's/Writers News WOW Factor Competition, which led her to be snapped up by her agent. Ellen lives in Devon with her husband and young son - in a castle!More About Ellen Renner
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