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3.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 5 3.85 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharon G. Flake, Sharon Flake Narrator: Bahni Turpin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN: 9780739347003
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Queen is a royal pain in the neck. Her Highness treats everyone as though they were her loyal subjects: her classmates, her teacher, even her parents! When a new kid comes to Queen’s school, riding a broken bike and wearing run-over shoes, he immediately becomes the butt of everyone’s jokes. Queen’s parents insist she be nice to Leroy, but Queen doesn’t see why she should. Leroy isn’t just smelly; Queen thinks that he tells fibs–whoppers, in fact. And when he says he’s an African prince from Senegal, sparks begin to fly. Queen is determined to prove that Leroy is an impostor.
But along the way, Queen learns the unexpected from her Broken Bike Boy–what being a good friend and “happily ever after” really mean. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hilary Graham | 1/5/2014

    " One of the most beautiful, compelling middle grade books I've ever read. A must-read for all kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 omg in that likk stage lmaooooooooo | 11/28/2013

    " this book was so good but it is really for little kids "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorena | 11/12/2013

    " A good, quick read with a great story about friendship. Great for elementary school and even middle school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alanahsmith | 10/7/2013

    " It is good but its funny how she always says leroy. U stink "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katherine | 9/27/2013

    " Samuel liked this so much that he recommended it to me. It'll be interesting to discuss with him what he liked about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miasha | 2/26/2013

    " A young girl and boy who always get into it at the end they like each other "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ayanna | 2/1/2013

    " this is the book i want to read really bad "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miasha | 12/26/2012

    " This boy who rides a bike wears messed up clothes is from places that queen of 33 street is not from. They dont like each other at first all they did was talking about each other. but at the end they do "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 9/23/2012

    " Cute book for younger readers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 5/27/2012

    " Another book I read with Thula. She liked it enough. It's set in Philadelphia and has some African immigrant themes. The author intentionally made the main character unlikable and so I didn't enjoy it that much. It was a pretty forgetable book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bria | 5/21/2012

    " went 2 read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darcia Scates | 1/29/2012

    " Sharon Flake is outstanding. Her characters jump to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 10/24/2011

    " A cute story about a young girl who believs herself to be a queen and therefore better than everyone around her. It takes a young boy who smells like pee to change her life for the better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 3/27/2011

    " Another book I read with Thula. She liked it enough. It's set in Philadelphia and has some African immigrant themes. The author intentionally made the main character unlikable and so I didn't enjoy it that much. It was a pretty forgetable book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miasha | 2/25/2011

    " A young girl and boy who always get into it at the end they like each other "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miasha | 2/24/2011

    " This boy who rides a bike wears messed up clothes is from places that queen of 33 street is not from. They dont like each other at first all they did was talking about each other. but at the end they do "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ayanna | 12/7/2009

    " this is the book i want to read really bad "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 8/14/2009

    " Oh, the trials of being a young teen. It never changes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 omg in that likk stage lmaooooooooo | 3/19/2009

    " this book was so good but it is really for little kids "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 1/28/2008

    " A cute story about a young girl who believs herself to be a queen and therefore better than everyone around her. It takes a young boy who smells like pee to change her life for the better. "

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About the Author
Author Sharon G. Flake

Sharon Flake is the author of the award-winning novel, The Skin I’m In, which was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start. Since then she has become a multiple Coretta Scott King Award–winner and has been hailed as the voice of middle-grade youth by the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. Many of her novels have received Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults citations from the American Library Association. Her writing has been applauded for its on-point narrative that explores issues affecting teens from all walks of life. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

About the Narrator

Bahni Turpin has won seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards and three prestigious Audie Awards for her audiobook narrations, and Publishers Weekly magazine named her Narrator of the Year for 2016. She is an ensemble member of the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles. She has guest starred in many television series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, Cold Case, What about Brian, and The Comeback. Film credits include Brokedown Palace, Crossroads, and Daughters of the Dust. She is also a member of the recording cast of The Help, which won numerous awards.