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The ‘Black Queen’ is what Billy calls his shadowy next-door neighbour. She always wears a black cloak and a wide-brimmed black hat. She lurks about her garden, alone except for her black cat. Scarily for Billy, the Black Queen befriends him and asks him to look after her cat while she’s away. Billy can’t resist the opportunity to peek inside her house. There are chessboards scattered everywhere. Who is the Black Queen and what sort of game is she playing? Billy thinks he knows…

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780552546454

Publisher

Young Corgi

Date published

June 1st, 2000

Lexile measure

670L Lexiles are the global standard in reading assessment. They are unique as they are able to measure a child and a book on the same scale – ensuring the right book gets to the right child at the right time.

For more details see What is a lexile?.

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.1; Lower years; 1.0 points

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

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What kids think

  1. Aimeemitch
    on 8 March 2014

    Bit disappointed with this one but it was ok

    3out of 5
  2. TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 8 March 2013

    I LOVE HIS BOOKS SO MUCH

  3. pawprint2
    on 6 March 2013

    This book is awesome I never expected the ending!

    5out of 5
  4. cm05
    on 16 September 2012

    THe best book I have ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. sweethart184
    on 2 March 2012

    a lovely book

    5out of 5