A larger-than-life heroic story about Bartlett the Adventurer who captures an iceberg and braves great danger to bring a most exotic present to the Queen.
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 enough 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.
Short-listed Blue Peter Book Award in 'The Best Book to Keep Forever' category 2001 AU; Short-listed Adelaide Festival Awards 1998 AU
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
10 - 13
Children's, Teenage & educational