14 Dec 2022


 Alas, sadly no longer with us, every primary school aged child was given a copy of this to celebrate the fact that on the 6th of February 2022 Queen Elizabeth II became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.


Hidden away in Great Granny Joyce's house is a Treasure Box, spilling over with the memories and mementos of a life lived long and full. When her great granddaughter Isabella opens the box, the pair go on a trip through time to explore the record-breaking reign of Queen Elizabeth. This journey of discovery reveals the inspirations, inventions and influences that has transformed the UK, Commonwealth countries, and wider world. 

Now its your turn to lift the lid and delve deep inside to see for yourself ... ... Back Cover Blurb

How lovely! So much nicer a memento than the tin money box full of toffee and the commemorative china mug I remember receiving as a school girl celebrating Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee way back in 1977.

Full of interesting facts and information {much of it in bite size pieces which is just as well as it is very detailed} that,  beautifully presented with fun illustrations, shared not only the Queen's personal history but also that of  the the inventions, innovations and changes achieved in her lifetime,

I have to say I found the book more interesting than the 7, 9 and {almost} 12 year olds who received it but what a wonderful keepsake; an amazing historical record that will hopefully be treasured. 


Kelly said...

You're right.... a book like that will become a treasured keepsake that hopefully they'll appreciate more when they're older. I always love seeing the Corgis. :)

nightwingsraven said...

This sounds like a very interesting and
wonderful book about the reign of Queen
Elizabeth II. And from what you shared
of the lovely illustrations. I could
see that the Queen's beloved Corgis
inhabit this book as well.
Though I am sorry that your young fellow
readers did not find the book interesting.
I will definitely keep it in mind.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

This is a wonderful keepsake! She was a remarkable woman.

Nikki - Notes of Life said...

I was going to sat that my nephew did not receive one of these but he would have just finished primary school by the time it was published and he started high school in September.

DMS said...

There are definitely some things we appreciate more the older we get. I find that with books, mementos and much more. :) Sounds like an interesting book. :)