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Product Description

Princess Eliza is in a bit of a pickle. Everyone at her birthday party is waiting for her to cut the cake. But she’s late – and for a very good reason. She’s been captured by a wicked wizard! Eliza can change her shape seven times to try to escape. But whatever animal she picks – black cat, red fox or yellow chick – the wizard always finds her! Will she ever outsmart him and make it back to her party? Find out in this magical rhyme!

  • By the all-star creators of What the Ladybird Heard
  • A gloriously quirky story told in rhythmic rhymes
  • Beautifully bright and witty artwork by Lydia Monks
  • Julia Donaldson is the UK’s top picture book author

Product Details

Catalogue number

546 in Summer Primary 2017

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781405090766

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books

Date published

September 7th, 2007

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.9; Lower years; 0.5 points

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Julia Donaldson

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Julia Donaldson is author of many of today’s best-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and Stick Man. Best known for her collaborations with Axel Scheffler, each of these vivid rhyming stories is a triumph of imagination. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

More about Julia: “I grew up in a tall Victorian London house with my parents, grandmother, aunt, uncle, younger sister Mary and cat Geoffrey (who was really a prince in disguise. Mary and I would argue about which of us would marry him).

Mary and I were always creating imaginary characters and mimicking real ones, and I used to write shows and choreograph ballets for us.

I studied Drama and French at Bristol University, where I met Malcolm, a guitar-playing medic to whom I’m now married.

Before Malcolm and I had our three sons we used to go busking together and I would write special songs for each country; the best one was in Italian about pasta.

The busking led to a career in singing and songwriting, mainly for children’s television.

One of my television songs, A Squash and a Squeeze, was made into a book in 1993, with illustrations by the wonderful Axel Scheffler. It was great to hold the book in my hand without it vanishing in the air the way the songs did. This prompted me to unearth some plays I’d written for a school reading group, and since then I’ve had 20 plays published.

My real breakthrough was The Gruffalo, again illustrated by Axel. We work separately – he’s in London and I’m in Glasgow – but he sends me letters with lovely funny pictures on the envelopes.

My novel The Giants and the Joneses is going to be made into a film by the same team who made the Harry Potter movies, and I have written three books of stories about the anarchic Princess Mirror-Belle who appears from the mirror and disrupts the life of an otherwise ordinary eight-year-old.

When I’m not writing I am often performing, at book festivals and in theatres. I really enjoy getting the children in the audience to help me act out the stories and sing the songs.”

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  1. Evie 113313

    emerald234
    on 5 March 2017

    I love the glitter on each page I took it with me to school on World Book day

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    diamondforever786
    on 24 December 2014

    This book is so cool, that I only just read it in year five! (Last year) Its so cute!

    5out of 5
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    bookaholic202
    on 9 March 2014

    The wizard’s magical book keeps giving Princess Eliza away!

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    Cheerforevers
    on 8 March 2014

    She changes into so many things.