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The Wondrous Prune

Written by Ellie Clements

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The Wondrous Prune Review

Adventure Stories Debuts of the Month Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

A moving, magical adventure about friendship, family and bravely handling emotions

May 2022 Debut of the Month

Dealing with big emotions, bravery, bullying and harnessing an extraordinary gift to “make people’s lives that bit better”, Ellie Clements’ The Wondrous Prune is a heartfelt joy. Readers will be moved by adorable Prune’s magical, courageous superhero-esque quest.

Talented artist Prune and her big brother Jesse have just moved into her grandparents’ old house with their mum, which means starting at a new school, where the horrid, bullying Vile-let girls make her life miserable. This move also heralds the start of Prune’s incredible gift — whenever she feels big emotions, incredible colours swirl before her eyes. What’s more, if she focuses on her emotions while drawing, her images come to life!

When her gift starts to make mayhem, Prune sets about learning to control it, and realises that “there was a lot of good I could do with my power”. This becomes all the more pressing when a bully leads Jesse off the rails, and it falls to the Wondrous Prune to harness her talent to save the day.

Joanne Owen

The Wondrous Prune Synopsis

Magic comes from within ...

Uprooted by her single mum along with her troublesome older brother, eleven-year-old Prune Robinson is trying to settle in a new town. She figures she can't burden her hard-working mother with the fact she's being bullied. Or the fact that her drawings have started coming to life. But with her brother soon in danger, Prune comes to realise that she can't hide her power forever; in fact, it might just be the one thing that brings her family back together and saves them all.

Planned as the start of a series about remarkable children from the same neighbourhood, The Wondrous Prune is poignant and surprising with wonderful wish fulfilment and accessible storytelling.

The Wondrous Prune Press Reviews

‘A warm and charming journey of selfdiscovery? I particularly liked the irresistible voice of heroine Prune’ - Fiona Noble, Bookseller

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ISBN: 9781526638328
Publication date: 12/05/2022
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526638328
Publication date: 12th May 2022
Author: Ellie Clements
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories, Personal Social Health Economic
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month
Collections: 20 Kids Books that celebrate Family Diversity, 2022 Book Preview: Must Read Books To Look Forward To,

About Ellie Clements

Ellie Clements was born in London, and decided she wanted to become an author at the age of nine when her favourite hobby was writing short stories. Her passion for writing continued and she later studied journalism at university. Ellie's working life has mostly been spent in the charity sector and when she isn't busy writing for children, she enjoys long walks, browsing her local bookshop and the occasional spot of karaoke.

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