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Two Weeks With The Queen

Author:  Morris Gleitzman

When the doctors announce that his brother's cancer is incurable, Colin decides to go and see the Queen about it... What follows - his hilarious attempts to bypass Buckingham Palace protocol, the exceptional people he meets, and the tragedy that allows him to face his own grief - is a story of extraordinary power and poignancy. Two Weeks with the Queen is a heartbreaking, side-splitting novel for young and old alike.

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Jul 31,2013
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Two Weeks with the Queen

Morris Gleitzman

Collin is finding it hard to believe that all he got for Christmas is a pair of black lace up shoes while his younger brother Luke is piled with presents.  But everything changes when Luke gets a cancer that cannot be cured.  Luke is flown to the Sydney hospital to get help and Collin has to be sent to England to stay with his Aunt Iris and Uncle Bob.  At first Collin refuses to go because he wants to stay home but when he realises in England they have better doctors and hospitals Collin is flown to England.

In England Collin makes new friends, writes to the Queen and helps people who are going through the same thing as he is.

I would recommend this book for ages 9 – 13.   



Jul 22,2013
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Two weeks With The Queen is about a family which has two kids. Luke has cancer so their mum and dad decided to send Colin that has not got cancer to their Aunty and Uncle so that they can help Luke. So Colin is trying to have an appointment with the queen to try to get the best doctor in the world to help his brother get rid of cancer. So when his Aunty and Uncle goes to work he sneaks out and try’s to see the queen and quickly goes back to the house before they come back home from work. So the next day he goes again but they realise so when he comes back home they talk to about sneaking out the house and now when they go to work they lock the doors.  

Aug 11,2012
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This book is amazing. Two weeks with the queen is about a boy who's brother has just been diagnosed with cancer. When he is forced to stay with his aunt, uncle and cousin in England for a while, he decides to go to any extreme to make sure his brother gets better. Even if it means going to see the queen...


This book is a must read for anyone who's relatives have got cancer or... oh stuff that. Everyone will love this heartwarming book. You'd be crazy not to.

Sep 14,2011

Two weeks with the queen is about a boy who`s younger brother is suddently diognosed with a deadly cancer, so he plans to go to the place where he could find the best doctor in the world......In london. 

Sep 12,2011
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this book is very sad and happy at the same time. morris gleitzman is very good at capturing the determination of young children. it is about a boy whos little brother gets cancer. he is jelous of his brother because he got a better cristmas present than him, and then his brother suddenly falls over. he goes to hospital in sydney, and then the boy has to go to live with his aunt and uncle and cousin in england. he tries to get the queen to help him cure his brother, but he cant and he goes back to australia, and his brother dies.

Sep 09,2011

The book is called Two Weeks With The Queen by Morris Gleitzman. The book is for children and young adults. Colin and Luke are the main characters in the book. The main setting is in England and Sydney.

Colin had a very sick brother in hospital so Colin had to go to England to see the queen. Colin had met a few people on the way.

I think that it is a good book to read. There are quite a few journey's through the book. The only thing that could have been improved is for the book to be a long length because the book is quite short.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes shorter stories and easier to read books.


By Douglas


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