The Runaway Princess by Rosie Dickins


The Runaway Princess by Rosie Dickins

A princess runs away to avoid marriage, taking three of her favourite gowns with her. She works hard, herding geese in a tatty donkeyskin cloak, but when she thinks no one is looking, she tries on one of her beautiful gowns. She is spotted by a prince who falls in love with her at first sight, but she runs away. How will he find her? And what will he think when he finds out that she's just a goose girl? A variation of the Cinderella story, this version is based on Donkeyskin, a 300-year-old story by the French author, Charles Perrault. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme, which includes over 250 titles across seven levels - all developed in conjunction with reading experts at Roehampton University.


A really pretty little book which will delight fans of traditional tales and their parents who might be in need of something new! - Library Mice Blog; Irresistible for children learning to read - Child Education Plus; The Usborne Young Reading Program has a lovely selection of classic tales adapted for younger readers. Graded in seven levels, these have just enough stretch in them and yet are not too overwhelming - The Irish Sunday Independent; Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme - Julia Eccleshare

About the Author

Rosie Dickins grew up in England and Hong Kong. An avid reader, she always loved writing her own stories. After studying literature at Oxford University, art in Paris and plenty of travelling, she settled in London, where she now works for Usborne Publishing. She is the author of over forty fiction and non-fiction children's books, including award-winning art books.

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48 pages
Interest Age: 5+


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Publication date

1st July 2013



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