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The Royal Wedding Crashers

Written by Clementine Beauvais

Illustrated by Becka Moor

Part of the The Holy Moly Holiday Series

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LoveReading View on The Royal Wedding Crashers

There’s a Parisian setting and decided air of chic to this singular adventure story. Anna and Holly Burnbright and their friend Prince Pepino urgently need a holiday job so when the elegant Mademoiselle Malypense asks them to help with arrangements for the wedding of Princess Violette of Francia they jump at the chance and travel to Parii at once. Skirting the revolting locals protesting in the streets, they undertake errands which take them through the sewers, into the Catacombs, and up the bell tower of Notre Dame. It’s very entertaining, and there’s lots of clever wordplay.  Becka Moor rises happily to the challenge of illustrating the bizarrest of scenes – policemen on rhinoceros, an apologetic tarantula. The fairytale ending sees Mademoiselle Malypense herself marrying the princess.  ~ Andrea Reece

Find out Clementine Beauvais's top 10 French children's books that have been translated into English - click here!


The Royal Wedding Crashers Synopsis

Anna and Holly Burnbright, together with their friend Prince Pepino, are trying to earn enough money to go on the intergalactic holiday of a lifetime. What they need is a holiday job. So when a tall, elegantly dressed lady called Mademoiselle Malypense tells them she needs help to organise the Francian Royal Wedding, they jump at the chance. She's promised to pay handsomely! The children are whisked away to begin the preparations, but it's not long before Holly smells a rat. Why does Mademoiselle Malypense insist they complete their tasks in secret? And isn't there something odd about a garlic-flavoured wedding cake? Could there be more to this royal couple's wedding day than meets the eye?

The first in this series, The Royal Babysitters, was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. This second adventure is packed with jokes, adventures and illustrations with more exuberance than Judy Moody and Darcy Burdock put together.

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The Royal Wedding Crashers Reader Reviews

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read and review the first in this series, The Royal Babysitters.

  • Sabina Beinart-Smith, age 6 - 'This book is full of imagination.  Holly and Anna meet six baby princes all called Bertie, robotic giant squid, robotic mermaids, the King’s mean mum, and nasty humming birds.' Read full review >
  • Daniel Harrison, age 8 - 'I really liked this book. Pepino was my favourite character. He was funny because he acted all spoilt and to him every time was a time for ice-cream.' Read full review >
  • Lauren Randall, age 6 - 'This is a very good book, which is very funny. I highly recommend it and can’t wait to read the next one.' Read full review >
  • Dylan Sweet, age 11 - 'I love this book because it is hilarious and has a very weird plot. The characters in this book are totally bonkers!' Read full review >
  • Erica, age 7 and Lulia, age 6 - 'The end was very surprising and the illustrations very good.' Read full review >
  • Sathana, age 9 - 'This book was funny. I laughed my head off...I loved this book sooo much.' Read full review >

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781408855447
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408855447
Publication date: 7th May 2015
Author: Clementine Beauvais
Illustrator: Becka Moor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Humorous
Recommendations: eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Clementine Beauvais

Clementine Beauvais writes for both the UK and French market. Her books written in English include the Sesame Seade series (Hodder) and the Royal Babysitters series (Bloomsbury) and her bestselling French book, The Three Piglettes, will be published by Pushkin Press in 2017. She is an award-winning author in France and In Paris with You (French title Songe a la Douceur) has been in the bestseller charts since it was published, selling 30,000 copies in the first three months. Clementine lives and works in York, UK. Read a Q&A with the author here.

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