The Queen and the Nobody Boy (Tales of Fontania #2)

Author(s): Barbara Else

Fiction Young Adult 14+

Hodie is the unpaid odd-job boy at the Grand Palace in the Kingdom of Fontania. Fed-up, he decides to leave and better himself in the South. But the young Queen, 12 year old Sibilla, is fed-up, too, because of gossip about her lack of magical ability. She decides to go with him, insisting he go north to get his mother's bag back from the Emperor of Um'Binnia.


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Finalist for the LIANZA Junior Fiction Award – Esther Glen Medal 2013

Honour Award, Junior Fiction

New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2013



Barbara Else is the author of six adult novels, and she is one of New Zealand's most respected writers. She is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to literature, and has worked as a university tutor, editor and freelance writer. Barbara lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

General Fields

  • : 9781877579233
  • : Gecko Press
  • : Gecko Press
  • : February 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Sam Broad
  • : 823.92
  • : 326
  • : line drawings
  • : Barbara Else