The Princess Who Had No Kingdom by Ursula Jones


The Princess Who Had No Kingdom by Ursula Jones

Once there was a princess who had no kingdom. All she had was a pony and cart, and a red umbrella to keep her dry from the rain. What she lacked in wordly possessions though, she made up for in kindness, cleverness and beauty - qualities that made all the rich princes with kingdoms to spare want to marry her. But what is a kingdom without love?


[Told with] skill and aplomb ... The story runs through al the usual tropes of royal balls and scheming mothers but gives them a modern twist Financial Times Such outstanding substance with prettiness is rare The Sunday Times A real find ... a wise and witty modern fairytale The Bookseller fresh and original The Bookbag There is plenty in this story to raise a giggle ... a charming modern-day fairytale and a truly satisfying story Child Education Both story and pictures exude good-humoured charm School Librarian This witty modern fairy tale ... is brought magically to life through Sarah Gibb's exquisite art Maternity & Infant An unusual modern-day fairy tale to be treasured Bournemouth Daily Echo Both story and pictures exude good-humoured charm. School Librarian An ideal book to read together with children. Sarah Gibb's illustrations suit the tone of the book perfectly. Bookbag ..skill and aplomb of Ursula Jones and Sarah Gibb. Financial Times Such outstanding prettiness with substance is rare. Times Gibb's exquisite illustrations. create a magical, fairytale atmosphere. Child Education Will be adored. Maternity & Infant

About the Author

Ursula Jones

Ursula Jones has had a long and successful career writing for children. In 2003 she won a gold Smartie Award and in 2008 she was awarded the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize. She also trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; she has a dual career as both a writer and an actress.

Ursula’s creativity was undoubtedly influenced by her unique childhood and early literary encounters. She lived in the house where Arthur Ransome spent his schooldays and where he set much of his well-known Swallows and Amazons series. She also met Beatrix Potter, at that time rather elderly and bad-tempered, who chided her sister for trespassing on her land. Frequently moving house, enjoying an abundance of physical freedom and a lack of parental guidance, Ursula grew up in the perfect environment for nurturing her imagination helping her to develop her own extraordinary gift for storytelling.

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32 pages


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Publication date

2nd September 2010



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