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How Billy Brown Saved the Queen
How Billy Brown Saved the Queen

How Billy Brown Saved the Queen

By Alison Healy, Illustrated by Fintan Taite



128 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.99 (US $12.99) (CA $16.99)

Publication Date: April 2018

ISBN 9781910411957

Rights: US, CA & SAM

Little Island Books (Apr 2018)

Price: $12.99


What do you do when the Queen is struggling with a knotty math problem that only you, Billy Brown, can explain? You travel to her palace in the middle of the night and help the nation, of course! In return, the Queen now wants to come and visit—and you can't say no to royalty. But the Queen's suitcase contains two tiaras, a spare crown, three evening gowns, a silk dress and a pair of green wellingtons—nothing remotely suitable for visiting the bottle bank. Fitting in is tricky when you're so magnificently different. A right royal riot of a read!

Author Biography

Alison Healy has worked as a journalist with the Irish Times for almost 17 years. She specializes in food and farming issues but is currently on a career break, working as a ghost writer and on her children's fiction. This is her first children's book. Fintan Taite is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist from Dublin. He is a member and former chairman of the Illustrators Guild of Ireland. His work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines in Ireland and abroad including the Irish Times, Sunday Tribune, Magill, and Dubliner, and he has illustrated a number of books and advertising campaigns.