title: Two Weeks with the Queen
author: Morris Gleitzman
A book Kate had home from school. Daire and Fionn read it too.
Colin gets a lovely pair of new shoes for Christmas but he wishes he got a microscope that he asked for. His younger brother Luke got what he wanted. A toy MiG jet fighter. Luke gets sick and he has cancer. Colin is packed off to England to stay with relatives. He doesn't want to go but looks on this as a good opportunity to find the very best doctor that will be able to cure Luke.
Colin proves indominatable. He tries direct tactics first and keeps on going even when efforts to meet with the Queen and eminent doctors are not successful. He makes some friends and gives and receives help. Very very funny and also a very touching story.