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The Princess Who Had No Kingdom

Ursula Jones


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/2014)
Library Binding (7/15/2015)
Hardcover (1/1/2012)


Once there was a princess who had no kingdom. All she had was a pony and cart, and a red umbrella to keep her dry from the rain. What she lacked in wordly possessions though, she made up for in kindness, cleverness and beauty - qualities that made all the rich princes with kingdoms to spare want to marry her. But what is a kingdom without love?

A wise and witty modern-day fairytale from Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author, Ursula Jones. Brought magically to life through Sarah Gibb's exquisite art.

Praise For The Princess Who Had No Kingdom

..skill and aplomb of Ursula Jones and Sarah Gibb.—Financial Times

There is plenty in this story to raise a giggle ... a charming modern-day fairytale and a truly satisfying story—Child Education

Such outstanding substance with prettiness is rare—The Sunday Times

Such outstanding prettiness with substance is rare.—Times

Gibb's exquisite illustrations.. create a magical, fairytale atmosphere.—Child Education

Both story and pictures exude good-humoured charm.—School Librarian

Both story and pictures exude good-humoured charm—School Librarian

An unusual modern-day fairy tale to be treasured—Bournemouth Daily Echo

An ideal book to read together with children. Sarah Gibb's illustrations suit the tone of the book perfectly.—Bookbag

A real find ... a wise and witty modern fairytale—The Bookseller

This witty modern fairy tale ... is brought magically to life through Sarah Gibb's exquisite art—Maternity & Infant

fresh and original—The Bookbag

[Told with] skill and aplomb ... The story runs through al the usual tropes of royal balls and scheming mothers but gives them a modern twist—Financial Times

Will be adored.—Maternity & Infant

Orchard Books, 9781846167997, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2010

About the Author

Ursula Jones is the author of The Witch`s Children, and The Witch`s Children and the Queen, winner of the 2003 Smarties Prize; both titles are illustrated by Russell Ayto. Ursula trained as an actress, and lives in France and London. Sarah Gibb is the original illustrator of the Tiara Club, and also the illustrator of numerous well-known works of fiction, including the bestsellng The Nanny Diaries. She also illustrates for greeting cards and packaging clients including Crabtree & Evelyn and Harrods. She has a degree in Graphic Design from Central St Martin's College of Art and Design and an MA in Sequential Design and Illustration form the University of Brighton. Sarah lives in London with her husband and baby son.