22nd April 1953
Miltree Orthopaedic Hospital
It's been weeks and weeks since I arrived at Miltree and I don't like it here one little bit. The boy in the next bed is horrid and Nurse Patterson has really got it in for me. Thank goodness I have my lovely Nurse Gabriel and Queenie, the beautiful hospital cat. She's my very best friend on the children's ward and she's curled up on my tummy right now, purring away.
The doctors say my knee is mending but it's hateful being stuck in bed all day. I do hope your cough is getting better too. Nan, I miss you so much. But maybe we'll both be well again in time to go to the Coronation . . .
Lots and lots of love,
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About the Author
Jacqueline Wilson (Author)
Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain’s bestselling and most beloved children’s authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold.
As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children’s Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children’s Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame.
Jacqueline is also a great reader, and has amassed over 20,000 books, along with her famous collection of silver rings.
Find out more about Jacqueline and her books at www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk
Nick Sharratt (Illustrator)
Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children including Shark in the Park, You Choose and Pants. He has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the 2001 Children's Book Award. He has also enjoyed stellar success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson's books. Nick lives in Hove.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Even though this book isn't completely about a hospital cat called Queenie, it's still probably the best book I've ever read. It is written from Elsie's point of view, so that you can tell what she is thinking and how she feels. Elsie was living a happy, peacful life with her beloved Nan, until tradgedy strikes: they both catch tubercolisus, or TB for short. Elsie is sent to Miltree hospital, and is stuck in bed for months, a splint on her leg to help her recover. Despite all the hospitals strict rules and harsh nurse Patterson, or who Elsie calls nurse big ears, Elsie manages to stay happy with her lovely Nurse Gabriel and Queenie, the childens ward cat. Every night Elsie tells magical tales to the childten around her, and for once finds herself surrounded by true friends. Finally she is well again and can leave the hospital. But before that, she has a very special, very important visitor...
Elsie also couldnt have survived without her dear hospital cat queenie.