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The Queen of Birds


An exquisite picture book retelling of a well-known traditional tale by Karine Polwart, one of Scotland’s most well-known songwriters and storytellers. Illustrated by renowned artist Kate Leiper.

After a terrible storm, the Kingdom of the Birds is looking for a leader. Will it be the bird with the loveliest song, or the brightest plumage, or the one who flies highest or fastest?

Across the sky, birds are flocking: nightingales and robins, barn owls and blackbirds, curlews and cuckoos and herons and hoopoes. And Wee Jenny Wren. 

  • Paperback
  • 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 26 x 0.5 x 22.5cm
  • Reading age: 4-7 years

Allow for an additional 2 days delivery with this item. We use Royal Mail for deliveries.

  • UK: 48 hours tracked - £5
  • Europe: 3-5 days - £20
  • US: 6-7 days - £28
  • Rest of world: 6-7 days - £30

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