Stark’s and Maddie’s Quick Thoughts: The Bandit Queen by Natalia and Lauren O’Hara

Title The Bandit Queen
Author Natalia and Lauren O’Hara
Genre Children’s
Format eARC / Hardcover
Page Length 32
Publication Date 4 Oct 2018
Publisher Puffin
Read Date Oct 2018
Recommended Yes

Synopsis
“O Bandit Queen!” the bandits cried.
“Little horror! Poison weed!
We’ll give you everything a queen could ever need…”

The bandits give their queen treasure, tigers, mischief and mayhem. But sometimes a little girl needs something more…


I received a copy of this from Netgalley. My thanks to the publisher for this opportunity. These are my honest thoughts of the book.


I adored Hortense and the Shadow, the debut book by the O’Hara sisters, so when I got approved for this on netgalley, I was very happy indeed. The Bandit Queen is an adorable little story full of mischief and rebellion. It has a sweet underlying message about finding your tribe and belonging. The artwork is stunning. I am such a fan of Lauren’s art.

I bought a hardback copy of this for my neice, 8 year old Maddie. Maddie loves Hortense and she’s read it hundreds of times. When she found out there was a new book coming from the O’Haras, she was rather excited! I told her she might be a little too old for this now, but she responded, “Just because I’m older doesn’t mean I can’t still read kids books!” She’s totes right. She couldn’t wait to get her hands on this and her eyes lit up when I gave it to her. I asked her for some feedback.

Oh my god I love it so much! I love the girl and how she becomes a queen! I’m gonna be a queen because now I’m a princess and princesses become queens. I like the poems. It’s just so beautiful just like in Hortense! Heart eyes.

Book LinksGoodreads | Amazon UK

Anyway, we’re off to spit peas on the floor and bang pots until three! Until next time, Peace and Love!


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