The Rescue Princesses: The Wishing Pearl by Paula Harrison

The Rescue Princesses: The Wishing Pearl

Written by Paula Harrison
Part of the The Rescue Princesses Series

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These are great, fast-moving tales of action and adventure in which four intrepid young ladies pit their wits against all sorts of ne’er-do-wells to save animals in peril everywhere. They have lovely dresses and sparkly tiaras, which they often swap for ninja gear, and magic rings that help them communicate with each other and keep their adventures top secret. Especially when their mums think they’re busy practising how to curtsey or make regal table arrangements.

A message from Paula Harrison's Editor at Nosy Crow:

As the mother of a six-year-old girl who recoils, hissing, from anything pink and who would be hard pushed to tell you what a hairbrush is, let alone if she owns one, I am not really in the market for books about sugar and spice and all of that. So when I read a manuscript about four princesses who know ninja moves and use them to rescue cool animals like lions and tigers, I could see the target readership very clearly indeed. Out of the window, in fact, doing cartwheels in the garden surrounded by a vast collection of stuffed cheetahs.


The Rescue Princesses: The Wishing Pearl by Paula Harrison

Princess Clarabel is the gentlest of the rescue Princesses. She worries that she isn't as brave as her friends. Sh she's secretly pleased when she's sent to gather sea shells for the Royal Regatta. Now no one will see how bad she is at ninja moves...But Clarabel finds a wounded dolphin trapped in a fishing net. Soon the Rescue Princesses are in the middle of another daring adventure and Clarabel discovers just how brave she can be.

Kirsty Stansfield of Publisher Nosy Crow says: "This series has something for every girl: there are plenty of tiaras and lovely dresses, but lots of action and ninja moves, too. And they've even got magic jewels!"


Princesses and animals - what young girl could resist?

- We Love This Book 'The glittery cover and plenty of line drawings, combined with magic and animals, make this a book to appeal to young readers.

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About the Author

Paula Harrison

Paula Harrison began inventing stories and writing them down as a child. One of her best was about a magical land inhabited by talking bookworms. After taking an English degree, she became a primary school teacher and is now married with two children. She loves inspiring children's imaginations and believes that day-dreaming can be a really good use of your time (although she hasn't actually said that during a lesson). Over the years, she's shared many different authors' books with children, and now she can't wait to share her own.

Paula says: “The beginnings of the idea for The Rescue Princesses came when I watched my daughters playing. They were racing around the garden pretending to be Princesses who could go anywhere and do anything they liked. That set me thinking: in a world where anything is possible, Princesses won’t be sitting around on thrones. They’ll be out there, proving they’re better than the Princes!”

Paula Harrison is the author of Red Moon Rising (for older readers)and The Rescue Princesses (a younger series). She wanted to be a writer from a young age but spent many happy years being a primary school teacher first. She finds inspiration in lots of things from cloud shapes to snippets of conversation. She loves sandy beaches and eating popcorn. She lives with her husband and children in Buckinghamshire, which is nowhere near the sea. Whenever possible, she packs her family into the car and journeys far and wide to find a sandy beach where she can paddle in the waves.

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128 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Nosy Crow Ltd

Publication date

7th June 2012




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