The King Who Wouldn't Sleep by Debbie Singleton


The King Who Wouldn't Sleep by Debbie Singleton

There once was a king who wouldn't sleep - not even a wink! - until he found the perfect prince for his lovely daughter. Princes came from all around bearing gifts. Not one of them was right. But there was someone else watching with an unexpectedly cunning plan up his not-so-royal sleeve...


Brightly amusing artwork. likely to be deservedly popular. The School Librarian There are clever twists, as well as glorious pictures by Holly Swain. -- Nicholas Tucker Independent Jaunty fairytale with a wink to The Princess and the Pea and a nod to Pickle-Chiffon Pie New York Times A novel twist on an old tale Booktrust Ideal for sharing and for newly confident extremely appealing book Bookbag

About the Author

Holly Swain was born and grew up in Canterbury, Kent. She went on to study Illustration at U.W.E Bristol, and this was followed by a Masters in Narrative Illustration at the University of Brighton. She now lives in Hove with her husband and two young daughters. Debbie Singleton grew up in Middlesbrough. She has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University. She has travelled extensively over the world and has lived in Texas, Alaska, Trinidad, Western Australia while also working on an oil rig in the North Sea. She was inspired to start writing by her two young daughters. She lives in Esher. This is her first picture book.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

6th September 2012



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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