The Unruly Queen

By E. S. Redmond; E. S. Redmond (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763634452, 1pp.)

Publication Date: February 28, 2012

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Fifty-two nannies in fifty-two weeks — and Minerva von Vyle is still impossible! Can anyone
tame this spoiled, wild child?


"But what sort of queen lives with beasts in a cave?"
"The sort," Nanny answered, "who never behaves."


Minerva rules her household with shrieks and commands, demanding candy for dinner and refusing to entertain any discussion of bedtime. Indeed, fifty-two nannies have run screaming from the house. But when the elegant and bespectacled fifty-third nanny, undaunted by Minerva’s tirades, appears on the scene to crown her young charge "the Unruly Queen," tutu-clad Minerva is thrilled — until she hears the details of the position. E. S. Redmond’s brisk, bouncy rhymes and vibrant, delightfully detailed artwork portray Minerva’s unyielding awfulness and Nanny’s unshakable calm with comedic flair, prompting even the most unmanageable youngsters to be careful what they wish for.




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