The Queen's Tale by Kaye Umansky

The Queen's Tale

Written by Kaye Umansky
Illustrated by Alexandre Honore

9+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   9+ readers   
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Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Snow White’s wickedest stepmother is one of the darkest characters in fiction and here she is shown in the very blackest light of all. In a savagely witty contemporary voice, the wicked stepmother tells her own story including why she so hates the mirror and why she is determined to see the back of Snow White! Kaye Umansky is very funny!

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+

Mairi Kidd, Barrington Stoke MD says.....We’re delighted to publish Kaye’s hilarious spins on these two well-loved Grimm tales during the Grimms’ 250th anniversary year. Humour is a brilliant way to hook kids into books, and both of these reboots are laugh-out-loud funny.'

Click here to visit the book page of Kaye Umansky's other very funny fairy-ish tale...The Wickedest Witch in the World.


The Queen's Tale by Kaye Umansky

Hilarious re-telling of Snow White - from the evil stepmother's point of view. The Queen is fed up with Snow White. She's so sickeningly soppy and trilling and she turns her father the King into a gibbering fool. So when a run-of-the-mill magic mirror tells the Queen that Snow White is more beautiful than she is, Snow White has got to go! Laugh-out-loud comedy from a hugely popular author.

About the Author

Kaye Umansky

Kaye Umansky is a very successful writer for children, with her books ranging from picture books to novels.

Kaye Umansky trained as a teacher, only beginning to write after her daughter was born. Kaye is the much-loved author of the Pongwiffy books and lives in London where she writes in an office with stars on the ceiling.

Awards Kay has collected
Nottinghamshire Book Award 1993 for Pongwiffy and The Spell of The Year
TES Junior Music Book Award 1999 for Three Rapping Rats

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Book Info


72 pages


Kaye Umansky
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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th April 2013




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