The 13th Fairy by Kaye Umansky

The 13th Fairy

Written by Kaye Umansky
Illustrated by Stefano Tambellini

9+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   11+ readers   
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Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Poor Sleeping Beauty! Everyone knows she was cursed by the wicked fairy out of spite because she wasn’t invited to the christening and so fell asleep for 100 years. But it all turns out to have been a terrible mistake! Here, in a witty and very different account, the 13th Fairy tells how that was never meant to happen! Kaye Umansky’s makes excellent fun with a traditional tale.

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


The 13th Fairy by Kaye Umansky

Grimbleshanks just wanted to be invited to the Royal Christening. All the other fairies had been invited. But not her - just because she didn't like pink or frills or dancing on her tip-toes. Well, she would show them ...with a curse! Sleeping Beauty as you've never read it before.

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

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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64 pages


Kaye Umansky
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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

4th February 2014




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