The Princess and the Wizard by Julia Donaldson
  

The Princess and the Wizard

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Lydia Monks

3+ readers   
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A Picture Book for kids that love Magic.

New fangled techniques can spoil a good story but here, the use of glitter on every page is nothing short of inspirational and provides that wonderful opportunity for children to linger on each spread and touch-and-feel each and every character on the page.

The vibrant and magical illustrations by award-winning illustrator Lydia Monks coupled with Julia’s brilliant good versus evil storyline are guaranteed to ensure that girl’s everywhere will treasure this, almost more than anything else.

Can you help Princess Eliza find her way home to the castle? Download this activity page!

Ladybird Treasure Hunt and win!

We have 3 amazing What the Ladybird Heard Goody Bags up for grabs which include a selection of books from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks (9 titles in all), bunting, activity sheets, stickers and a poster! To have a chance of winning you will need to hunt for (and count) all the ladybirds that look like the one on the right here (but do NOT include this one in your counting). We have hidden her on our site in a few places but luckily there are some clues below to get you to each of the places on the site and once you think you have found them all click an answer below.

I am somewhere on the What the Ladybird Heard page. How many can you see?

I am somewhere on the What the Ladybird Heard Next page. How many can you see?

I am somewhere on the What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday page. How many can you see?

Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. Draw closes on 30 April 2018. The winners will be notified by 14 May 2018. Good luck

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Synopsis

The Princess and the Wizard by Julia Donaldson

The princess may try seven times to escape By changing her colour and changing her shape. But each time Princess Eliza changes - into a blue fish, a yellow chick, a red fox or a black cat - the wicked wizard finds her and sets her another horrible task. Will this plucky princess be able to outwit him and escape back to the palace in time to cut her birthday cake? Created by bestselling team behind What the Ladybird Heard, Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, The Princess and the Wizard is a charming magical tale for all to enjoy!

Reviews

'a riot of glitter and sparkles, sure to catch the eye.' -- Publishing News Publishing News

'a winner ... colourful, and funny, with a cosy ending' -- Bookseller

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over seventy languages.

Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh.

Click here to read a Q & A with Julia.

Author photo © Alex Rumford

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Book Info

Format

Board book
30 pages

Author

Julia Donaldson
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Author's Website

www.juliadonaldson.co.uk/

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

5th May 2016

ISBN

9781509817030

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