The Unruly Queen by E.S. Redmond

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Fifty-two nannies in fifty-two weeks — and Minerva von Vyle is still impossible! Can anyone
tame this spoiled, wild child?

"But what sort of queen lives with beasts in a cave?"
"The sort," Nanny answered, "who never behaves."


Minerva rules her household with shrieks and commands, demanding candy for dinner and refusing to entertain any discussion of bedtime. Indeed, fifty-two nannies have run screaming from the house. But when the elegant and bespectacled fifty-third nanny, undaunted by Minerva’s tirades, appears on the scene to crown her young charge "the Unruly Queen," tutu-clad Minerva is thrilled — until she hears the details of the position. E. S. Redmond’s brisk, bouncy rhymes and vibrant, delightfully detailed artwork portray Minerva’s unyielding awfulness and Nanny’s unshakable calm with comedic flair, prompting even the most unmanageable youngsters to be careful what they wish for.
 

About E.S. Redmond

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E. S. Redmond is the author-illustrator of Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo, her debut picture book. She lives in Massachusetts.
 
Published February 28, 2012 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books.

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On the title page, a maid kneels, scrubbing at a dark line vandalized onto wallpaper.

Feb 01 2012 | Read Full Review of The Unruly Queen

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Crowning Minerva the Unruly Queen, the nanny spins a story of the girl going to rule at remote, forbidding Petulant Peak, where Minerva can be her “true self,” surrounded by creatures that look like they’ve walked off the set of Beetlejuice.

Dec 12 2011 | Read Full Review of The Unruly Queen

City Book Review

There have been fifty-two nannies in fifty-two weeks, and it isn’t until nanny number fifty-three comes to the von Vyle estate that any hope of control is found.

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Portland Book Review

After going through 52 nannies in 52 weeks, Minerva meets her newest nanny – a clever woman who awards Minerva the title of The Unruly Queen.

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But when the elegant and bespectacled fifty-third nanny, undaunted by Minerva’s tirades, appears on the scene to crown her young charge “the Unruly Queen,” tutu-clad Minerva is thrilled — until she hears the details of the position.

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