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The Queen's Nose is a children's novel by Dick King-Smith, first published by Gollancz in 1983 with illustrations by Jill Bennett. Set in England, where King-Smith lived, it features a girl who can use a fifty pence coin to make wishes. It was adapted as the 1995 TV series The Queen's Nose, which was a great success and ran for 7 series.[2]

The Queen's Nose
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AuthorDick King-Smith
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
PublisherGollancz
Publication date
10 February 1983
Media typePrint (hardcover & paperback)
Pages111pp (first edition)
ISBN0-06-023245-5
ISBN 978-0-06-023245-0
ISBN 0-06-023246-3
ISBN 978-0-06-023246-7
OCLC11624157
LC ClassPZ7.K5893 Qe 1983 [1]

PlotEdit

The book by Dick King Smith features the story of Harmony Parker, a 10-year-old girl who wants an animal of her own but is not allowed by her parents, who think animals are dirty. Harmony has a 15-year-old sister, Melody, who spends most of her time looking in a mirror. Harmony's best friend is a toy dog, Rex Ruff Monty.

Harmony believes animals are more interesting than humans and so she pictures the people she meets as animals. Her father is a sea lion, her mother a Pouter pigeon and her sister a Siamese cat.

She receives a magic coin from her uncle, Ginger, that grants her seven wishes.

ReleasesEdit

Audio booksEdit

Book Year Published Cover Photo Notes
The Queen's Nose: Cassette Tape[3] November 1988    
The Queen's Nose: Cavalcade story cassettes[4] 17 June 1996 Various characters standing on a fifty pence.  
The Queen's Nose: Audio Download[5] 5 December 2008 Rabbit  

BooksEdit

Book Year Published Cover Photo Notes
The Queen's Nose[6] 10 February 1983 A Girl with a bear Hardback
Original 1st Edition.
The Queen's Nose[7] 1983 A Girl with a bear Hardback
1st American edition.
The Queen's Nose[8] March 1984 A Girl with a bear Hardback
Second Impression.
The Queen's Nose[9] April 1985 A Girl with a bear. Library Binding.
The Queen's Nose[10] 28 November 1985 A Rabbit. Paperback Original Book by Dick King-Smith
Re-released a number of times.
The Queen's Nose[11] 1989 Unknown Hard Cover Re-print.
The Queen's Nose[12] September 1994 Unknown Paperback Re-print.
The Queen's Nose[13] 26 October 1995 A picture of Victoria Shalet from the TV series with a rabbit. Paperback TV Tie-in ed edition
The Queen's Nose: Harmony's Return[14] 29 October 1996 A picture of Victoria Shalet from the TV series with a hamster. Paperback TV Tie-in ed edition
Queen's Nose: Harmony's Holiday[15] 31 October 1998 A picture of Victoria Shalet from the TV series with a duck. Paperback TV Tie-in ed edition
The Queen's Nose[16] 1996 Unknown Paperback TV Paperback Re-print.
The Queen's Nose[17] 1 November 2002 Unknown Paperback Re-print in Large Print.
The Queen's Nose[18] 17 January 2005 A Rabbit Paperback Re-print.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The queen's nose" (first U.S. edition). LCC record. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  2. ^ "The Queen's Nose Episode Guide". BBC. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  3. ^ King-Smith, Dick (1988). The Queen's Nose. Chivers Children's Audio Books. ISBN 0-7451-8583-5. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
  4. ^ King-Smith, Dick (1996). The Queen's Nose: Complete & Unabridged (Cavalcade story cassettes)[Audiobook] [Hardcover]. BBC Audiobooks Ltd. ISBN 0-86220-067-9. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  5. ^ King-Smith, Dick (2008). The Queen's Nose (Unabridged) [Audio Download]. AudioGO Ltd. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  6. ^ King-Smith, Dick (1983). The Queen's Nose. Gollancz. ISBN 0-06-023245-5. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  7. ^ King-Smith, Dick (1983). The Queen's Nose. Harper & Row. ISBN 0-06-023245-5. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  8. ^ King-Smith, Dick (1984). The Queen's Nose. Gollancz. ISBN 0-06-023245-5. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  9. ^ King-Smith, Dick (1985). The Queen's Nose. Harpercollins. ISBN 0-06-023246-3. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  10. ^ King-Smith, Dick (1985). The Queen's Nose. Puffin Books. ISBN 0-14-031838-0. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
  11. ^ King-Smith, Dick (1989). The Queen's Nose. Gollancz. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  12. ^ King-Smith, Dick (1994). The Queen's Nose. Trophy Pr. ISBN 0-06-440450-1. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  13. ^ King-Smith, Dick (1995). The Queen's Nose. Puffin Books. ISBN 0-14-037798-0. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
  14. ^ Attridge, Steve (1996). The Queen's Nose: Harmony's Return. Puffin Books. ISBN 0-14-038957-1. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
  15. ^ Attridge, Steve (1998). The Queen's Nose: Harmony's Return. Puffin Books. ISBN 0-14-038498-7. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
  16. ^ King-Smith, Dick (1996). The Queen's Nose. Puffin. ISBN 0-14-037798-0. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  17. ^ King-Smith, Dick (2002). The Queen's Nose. Galaxy. ISBN 0-7540-7832-9. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  18. ^ King-Smith, Dick (2005). The Queen's Nose. Puffin. ISBN 0-14-131823-6. Retrieved 29 September 2011.

External linksEdit

The Queen's Nose in libraries (WorldCat catalog) —immediately, first US edition