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A young queen who rules seven kingdoms is far too busy and important to leave her palace, so her loyal subjects send gifts from far and wide: monkeys, flamingoes, giraffes, exotic fruits.But the thing she longs for most of all has never survived the journey. Who can bring the Queen her heart's desire? Only Bartlett has the inventiveness, desperation and perseverence to complete the task. Does the Queen have patience eugh to keep her side of the bargain? A flamboyant adventure story, full of atmosphere, wit and suspense, by the author of Antonio S and the Mystery of Theodore Guzman.
Odo Hirsch is an Australian doctor and management consultant who writes adult and children's fiction.
Shortlisted for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Young Readers 1998.