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Janey Louise Jones - Author

About the Author

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:

Describe your books in one sentence? The Flower Fairies meet Thunderbirds

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

Favourite sentence or line in your book? Fairies from the Blossom Tree/Superskills galore have we! (From the song)

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

Describe yourself in three words? Imaginative, kind, feminine

Favourite character from a book? Anne of Greengables

If you weren’t an author/illustrator, you would be… a cook

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

If you could have a fairy super power what would it be? To spread peace across the world

Favourite colour? pink

Favourite flower? poppy

Favourite animal? dog

Featured books by Janey Louise Jones

Other books by Janey Louise Jones

Princess Poppy Fantastic, no Plastic

Princess Poppy Fantastic, no Plastic

Author: Janey Louise Jones, Rachel Lawston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2019

When Poppy is invited to a beach party by cousin Daisy in Camomile Cove, she has to help clean up the beach first. There is so much plastic refuse. Meanwhile, her puppy Sidney chokes on a discarded bag. Poppy joins the campaign to rid the planet of one use plastic waste and comes up with an enterprising idea. Poppy is her usual energetic and passionate self as she realises everyone can do a little bit to make a big difference.

Princess Poppy Please, please save the bees

Princess Poppy Please, please save the bees

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Princess Poppy Please, please save the bees

Princess Poppy Please, please save the bees

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

The Snow Fairy

The Snow Fairy

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

No, Billy, don't play with that! When the little badger loses the Snow Fairy's crown ahead of Ice Ball, it's up to the Superfairies to save the day.

The Copper Queen

The Copper Queen

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Basil, where are you? The Superfairies have to rescue the bear cub before the arrival of the Copper Queen and her masked dance!

Superfairies Pack C of 2

Superfairies Pack C of 2

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

The Superfairies of Peaseblossom Woods use teamwork to rescue animals in distress, bringing together their unique superskills, petal power, and lots of love.

Princess Poppy: The Royal Parade

Princess Poppy: The Royal Parade

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 04/01/2018

A brand-new story in the best-selling Princess Poppy series, with a right royal theme perfect for the Jubilee!Princess Poppy is so excited! It's the annual dress-up parade and this year the theme is royalty. She can't wait to get her glad rags on. But there's a lot to do before the fun can begin and everyone must muck in - including Poppy. The trouble is she keeps getting distracted . . . Find out whether everything will be ready in time for the parade to go ahead. With royal fancy dress, the Honeypot Hill Olympics and a super street party, this Poppy book is absolutely bursting with perfect princess fun.

Farrah the Shy Fawn

Farrah the Shy Fawn

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2016

Are you sure that's safe, Farrah? A shy fawn has found a magical plant she thinks will make her beautiful, but the Superfairies know it can make her sick! Can they find her deep in the forest?

Sonny the Daring Squirrel

Sonny the Daring Squirrel

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2016

Stop, Sonny! A young squirrel thinks jumping from a tall oak tree will impress the bigger boys, but he's just jumping into danger! He needs the help of the Superfairies.

Princess Poppy: The Sleepover

Princess Poppy: The Sleepover

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Poppy couldn't be more excited about going to her first sleepover. But how will she feel, far from the familiar feelings and routines of home?

Superfairies

Superfairies

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

The Superfairies of Peaseblossom Woods use teamwork to rescue animals in distress, bringing together their unique superskills, petal power and lots of love.

Princess Poppy: The Unicorn Foal

Princess Poppy: The Unicorn Foal

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Join Poppy on a camper van adventure that takes her to the enchanting campsite, Fairy Moon. Together with her new friend Jonny, Poppy has fun discovering all sorts of wonderful wildlife - and could she even have spotted a real unicorn? Before long Poppy's imagination runs wild and leads her into danger...

Princess Poppy: Storytelling Princess

Princess Poppy: Storytelling Princess

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Poppy and her friends dress up as their favourite fictional characters to celebrate reading week. Poppy becomes Alice in Wonderland, Honey is Little Red Riding Hood, Sweetpea is Cinderella and Mimosa is the Little Mermaid. But Poppy is so distracted by thoughts of fairytales and fantasy that she forgets all about her special book presentation -- what will Miss Mallow say? Celebrate books and reading, stories and storytelling in this brand new Poppy story full of fairytale magic.

Princess Poppy: Let's Dance!

Princess Poppy: Let's Dance!

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

It's time for the Honeypot Hill Talent Contest! Poppy and Honey are so excited, but among the many acts, how will Poppy stand out? Can Grandpa and a new banjo-playing boy help Poppy to wow the judges and dance her way to a win? Featuring a brand new family, the Blooms, amazing acts and dazzling dance routines, this new Princess Poppy story is perfect for tiny dancers everywhere!

Musicals and Messages

Musicals and Messages

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2014

There's a thrilling announcement at Angel Academy: not only are the Cherubics working towards the magical Messenger Charm this term, they'll also be putting on a musical! Gabrielle longs to be the star of the show, but it means competing with her talented friends. Will she find herself in the spotlight, or will she be watching from the wings?

Friendship and Flowers

Friendship and Flowers

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2013

It's a new term at Angel Academy and Gabrielle is looking forward to making magical potions in class and celebrating her birthday. But nothing is quite the same as Gabrielle's best friend keeps doing things without her. Gabrielle had hoped her birthday was going to be extra-special in the angel world - now she's not so sure...The third book in a heavenly series for young readers by best-selling author Janey Jones.

Wings and Wishes

Wings and Wishes

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Gabrielle Divine has been invited to a very special school to learn how to be a guardian angel. Although it means leaving home, Gabrielle's very excited. But her new classmates already have shimmering wings and sparkling halos while she's just a girl from earth. When everything at her new school is so completely out of this world how will Gabrielle ever fit in?

Secrets and Surprises

Secrets and Surprises

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Princess Poppy: The Birthday

Princess Poppy: The Birthday

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2010

It's Poppy's birthday and she's really excited. She simply can't wait to be a birthday princess! But everyone seems so busy - it's as if no one cares about her enough to remember her special day. They can't all have forgotten ...can they?

Princess Poppy: Ballet Shoes

Princess Poppy: Ballet Shoes

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

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?

Princess Poppy: The Hidden Jewels

Princess Poppy: The Hidden Jewels

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2009

Honey is very excited because her mum and dad are coming to stay in Honeypot Hill for a whole month. When they arrive life becomes a whirlwind of special treats for Honey and Poppy. But nothing is as exciting as the mystery of the imprisoned princess and her lost jewels that they uncover at Cornsilk Castle.

Princess Poppy Fairytale Princess

Princess Poppy Fairytale Princess

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Miss Mallow has decided to put on a musical show to celebrate the opening of the new school hall. Poppy and her class are all very excited especially when they get to vote on which show to perform. But things start to go wrong during the auditions when every single child wants the two starring roles! Before long Miss Mallow is at the end of her tether and cancels the show . . .

Princess Poppy: Colour and Create A Colouring Book

Princess Poppy: Colour and Create A Colouring Book

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2008

A brand-new activity book in the best-selling Princess Poppy series! Colouring fun with Princess Poppy and friends! Join Princess Poppy on a trip to the City to buy new ballet things, help her make her costume for dressing-up day even more fabulous and pick out the perfect outfit for a day at the beach. You can even design some new hairstyles for Poppy and her best friend, Honey, and much, much more in this brilliant and beautiful colouring book. Features 100 stickers!

Princess Poppy: The Rescue Princess

Princess Poppy: The Rescue Princess

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2008

A brand-new story in the best-selling Princess Poppy series with gorgeous coloured pages! Poppy is very excited because she is hosting her first ever sleepover. Honey, Sweetpea, Mimosa and Abigail are all coming to stay and there are lots of treats in store, including beauty treatments, dance routines, midnight feasts and a nature walk in Wildspice Woods the next morning. Much to the girls excitement, heavy snow falls during the night and when they wake up, everything is covered by a deep layer of sparkling snow. But they soon realize that the snowstorm isn't just fun and games. Things start to really get serious when Aunt Marigold's General Store runs out of food supplies, the log man can't get through because all the roads are blocked and Honey injures herself. Some of the villagers are even without electricity and phone lines. Will the Villagers manage to stay warm and fed and will the community spirit of the Honeypot Hill residents shine through and help everyone pull together until the storm is over? And will Poppy save the day? Find out in this brilliant new Princess Poppy adventure.

Princess Poppy: A True Princess

Princess Poppy: A True Princess

Author: Janey Louise Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2007

Poor Poppy is feeling very down in the dumps - so much so she doesn't even believe she is a true princess any more. She is envious of her best friend because Honey is being taken on loads of fabulous outings by her parents, Dad is working really hard, Grandpa always seems to be busy with his vegetable garden and Mum is tired all the time because of her big baby bump! To make things even worse, Poppy is convinced that everyone likes Honey more than they like her and that they think she is prettier, including Mum and Cousin Saffron. Poppy decides that the only thing for it is to start acting more like her best friend and to try to look more like her too. Poppy is sure that once she has turned herself into a copy of Honey, everyone will like her so much more. Find out what happens when Poppy tries to become just like Honey. Will it make her happy or will she realize that everyone is different and that every little girl is a true princess in her own way?

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