From the author and illustrator of Hortense And The Shadow
comes another fairytale for young readers who enjoy
excitement. In THE BANDIT QUEEN we can laugh at the antics
of the bandits in the forest, robbing and raiding, but
really, this is no way to bring up a child. And having
raided an orphanage and mistakenly stolen a child among
other items, this is exactly what the bandits try to do.
The little girl who has such an eventful life makes her own
decisions at last. Like the Hortense tale which can show us
how to live with an annoying little sister, maybe the young
queen's character shows us how to handle an obstreperous
group of friends who just won't stop misbehaving.
The colourful pages illustrated by Lauren O'Hara will make
anyone laugh and the writing by Natalia O'Hara is not shown
in big letters, so kids won't feel this is too obviously an
early reader book. A family or class will love the tale of
THE BANDIT QUEEN.
"O Bandit Queen!" the bandits cried. "Little horror! Poison
weed! We'll give you everything a queen could ever need..."
The bandits give their queen treasure, tigers, mischief and
mayhem. But sometimes a little girl needs something more...
A book about finding family in unexpected places, from the
creators of Hortense and the Shadow.