Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Queen’s Fool by Ally Sherrick

The Queen’s Fool is an intriguing historical adventure set at the Tudor court. King Henry and Queen Katherine are on the throne and everyone must bow to their will.

Young Cat Sparrow sees the world differently from other people. Her innocent perspective takes readers on an eye-opening journey with love, family and friendship at the forefront. Her love of music and bird calls are simply beautiful and charm everyone she comes across. When Cat’s sister  (her whole world) is taken away, she sets out on a quest to find her.

Written with dual point of view, our other main character, Jacques, is also on an important quest. He is desperate to avenge his father’s death. Despite his determination to reach his goal, he can’t help but be taken in by Cat and feel compelled to protect her.

When Cat and Jacques overhear a plan that threatens a royal journey to France, they must risk everything to protect the kingdoms of France and England – and the fragile peace between them.

The Queen’s Fool is a story about being true to yourself and creating your own destiny. It provides an interesting glimpse into historical attitudes towards people with learning disabilities and how that has (or has not) changed. It will provide valuable opportunities for discussion about a wide range of issues.

In the end, loyalty, love and making the most of your talents prove to be more important than anything else.

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Waterstones.

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