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She’s royal, magical and very naughty. A cheeky treat from Julia Donaldson. Some princesses are soppy goody-goodies. But not the magical one who lives in Ellen’s mirror. One day, as Ellen is looking in the mirror, out Princess Mirror-Belle pops. She looks just like Ellen, but there’s a BIG difference. (Apart from being a princess, we mean.) Ellen is good. Princess Mirror-Belle is BAD. She’s on a royal mission to cause as much trouble as possible!

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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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    on 15 June 2014

    This book was really good!!!!

  2. Avatar owl 761790

    on 9 June 2014

    I read half of the book very interesting but rainbow magic books are still better even for me and I’m 9

  3. Storm 113293

    on 5 June 2014

    one star?

    1out of 5
  4. Pearl 113298

    on 14 May 2014

    the book was so good but i wish club members could get it for free

    5out of 5
  5. Storm 113293

    on 1 May 2014

    I liked this book with all the adventure witch got me excited. It really is a good book that any one that likes adventure books

    5out of 5
  6. Avatar princess 761798

    on 21 February 2014

    this is a good book

    5out of 5
  7. Pearl 113298

    on 22 March 2013

    i realy like this book and i reccomend that you lot will too if u do start reading it i hope you enjoy it cause i sure did!

  8. Pirate2small 108060

    on 5 March 2013

    i like this book its really good

  9. Avatar fairy 761766

    on 5 March 2013


    RATE:4/10 RECOMMEND:8+

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    on 8 January 2013

    I liked this book because Ellen and Princess Mirror-Belle had lots of adventures; you never knew when Princess Mirror-Belle was going to turn up. My favourite part was when Mirror-Belle went to school with Ellen pretending to be her twin. It was funny when Mirror-Belle kissed Stephen and Bruce. I loved the whole book and loved that each chapter was a whole story so I found out the ending the same day and did not have to wait for ages.

    This is definately a book for girls aged 5 and older. I would tell all my friends about this book.

    Stephanie, aged 7