A tale of friendship, family, love – and cats.
I am Narelle.
Narelle is me.
I am the Queen of this place.
Ruler if the domain.
Keeper of the Kingdom.
You would do well to know it
and pay me due respect.
Narelle appears to be a family pet – but don’t tell her that. She thinks she is the Queen and Maddie and her family the loyal subjects. But when Maddie is in trouble, it is Narelle who is first to notice and finds ways to comfort Maddie and to make sure the rest of the family support her, too.
A verse novel for young readers (and all those who were ever young) , Queen Narelle examines themes of friendship (and friendship problems), family, and the bond between pets and their families.
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Release Date: June, 2023
Australian RRP: $16.99
an affectionately rich and heartwarming story, perfect for readers aged 7–11.
and Sam at Lamont Books says it is:
A beautiful story of family support, love, friendship issues and overcoming them, and the joy and love that pets bring to our lives, perfect for middle to upper primary readers.
Lamont have also named Queen Narelle their Primary Fiction Book of the Month for June, 2023.
novels like this are engaging and fun, as well as making readers feel less alone
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