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Ursula Jones - Author

About the Author

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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Cinderella

Cinderella

Author: Ursula Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

A sumptuously illustrated retelling of the classic fairytale, Cinderella. Rediscover the magic of Cinderella and enter a world of enchantment and romance with this exquisite picture book retelling. Award-winning author Ursula Jones breathes new life into this enduring and best-loved fairytale with her characteristic blend of warmth, humour and charm. Paired with dazzlingly intricate illustrations, this is a wonderfully evocative, beautiful and contemporary edition of this timeless classic.

Cinderella

Cinderella

Author: Ursula Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

A sumptuously illustrated retelling of the classic fairytale, Cinderella. Rediscover the magic of Cinderella and enter a world of enchantment and romance with this exquisite picture book retelling. Award-winning author Ursula Jones breathes new life into this enduring and best-loved fairytale with her characteristic blend of warmth, humour and charm. Paired with dazzlingly intricate illustrations, this is a wonderfully evocative, beautiful and contemporary edition of this timeless classic.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King Band 14/Ruby

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King Band 14/Ruby

Author: Ursula Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Wonderful storyteller Ursula Jones tells the story of the Nutcracker, and his noble attempt to defeat the evil Mouse King and his army. Marie will never forget the Christmas the Nutcracker arrives, but can he live up to her expectations? Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: A traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Princess Who Had No Fortune

The Princess Who Had No Fortune

Author: Ursula Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Discover the story of a princess like no other: the princess who had no fortune. She doesn't have a cook or a gardener, and she certainly isn't interested in a prince in shining armour. But one day a mysterious young man arrives to help at the castle, offering to help the princess in any way he can. Who could he be? A wise and witty contemporary fairy tale from the creators of the bestselling The Princess Who Had No Kingdom.

The Princess Who Had No Fortune

The Princess Who Had No Fortune

Author: Ursula Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Discover the story of a princess like no other: the princess who had no fortune. She doesn't have a cook or a gardener, and she certainly isn't interested in a prince in shining armour. But one day a mysterious young man arrives to help at the castle, offering to help the princess in any way he can. Who could he be?

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Author: Ursula Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

Enter a world of enchantment with classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast. When Beauty is sent to live in an enchanted castle with a mysterious beast, she discovers that things are never quite as they seem ... But can she break the curse and find true love before it's too late? Discover all the magic and excitement of the original fairy tale in this glorious picture book retelling. With exquisite, intricately detailed illustrations from Sarah Gibb and a sumptuous, gold-foiled cover - this is a book to treasure for years to come. 'Ursula Jones' sparkling retelling of Beauty and the Beast is gloriously offest by Sarah Gibb's bright, striking illustrations' - Good Book Guide

The Witch's Children: The Witch's Children

The Witch's Children: The Witch's Children

Author: Ursula Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2002

Look out! The witch's children are coming and that means TROUBLE! Out in the park one windy day, they try out their magic: Gemma's turned into a frog, the ice cream van into a coach, the squirrels into footmen. But then the witch's children don't know how to break the spells! How will they return everything to normal? Get Mum to sort it out, of course! Ages 3+.

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