Black Queen is a superbly spooky offering from the award-winning Michael Morpurgo, written to capture the imagination and chill the bones of children who are just beginning to gain confidence in their reading.
When Billy's shadowy next door neighbour asks him to take care of her cat while she is away, Billy cannot resist the opportunity to nose around her house. But of course, he gets more than he bargained for...
A suspenseful and decidedly spooky story to entice young readers, Black Queen is a cleverly structured novel that will have children jumping with surprise. Ideal for capturing the imagination of even the most reluctant reader, this stunning--deceptively simple--little book is sure to captivate and intrigue. (Ages 7 and over) --Susan Harrison
"One of today's greatest storytellers" Bookseller "Michael Morpurgo is a master of the first person narrative: when he embarks on a story he doesn't keep you waiting - he simply grips your hand and helps you on board" Telling Tale "Morpurgo writes like a dream" Literacy and Learning