Princess Poppy: Ballet Shoes by Janey Louise Jones

Princess Poppy: Ballet Shoes

Written by Janey Louise Jones
Illustrated by
Part of the Princess Poppy Picture Books Series


Princess Poppy: Ballet Shoes by Janey Louise Jones

Poppy loves ballet and is sure she'll be picked to play Coppelia in the Big Show. But when her best friend Honey gets the part, Poppy is so cross that she doesn't even want to be friends anymore! Will Poppy realize how important friendship is in time to be a true ballerina princess on the night of the show?


With soft pink pictures and a secret letter for the reader, these suit dainty little ladies down to the ground. The simple language and easy pace make them a good first read * Junior * A lovely series of picture books . . . Based on reality rather than a fantasy kingdom which make her much easier to relate to. The adorable illustrations, coupled with innocent stories, makes these books ideal for reading aloud . . . Sure to become real favourites * South Wales Argus *

About the Author

Janey Louise Jones

Janey Jones is a full-time writer and mother of three. She was born in Edinburgh but grew up by the seaside just outside the city.
She read English at Edinburgh University specializing in the Victorian novel.
Following this she became a teacher - a career that she absolutely adored - and then, with her husband, set up The Jelly Club, which has become an extremely successful chain of children's activity centres in Scotland.
Her childhood dream of writing about her alter ego, Princess Poppy, was realised through self-publishing in 2005. The hugely popular Princess Poppy series has sold over three million copies to date and has been translated into several languages.

Janey lives by the sea with her sons, husband and Buddy the golden labrador. She loves beaches and shells, fairies, crafts, Victorian novels and cinema trips with her family.

A quick fire quiz with Janey:

Favourite character in your book? Rose – she’s gentle

As an author/illustrator whom would you like to be compared to? As an author, Shirley Hughes or Mairi Hedderwick

Favourite character from a book? Anne of Greengables

Favourite place/setting to read a book? Shaded corner of a scented garden

Favourite colour? pink

Favourite animal? dog

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32 pages


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Picture Corgi an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

4th March 2010



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