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Princess Poppy: The Big Mix Up by Janey Louise Jones
  

Princess Poppy: The Big Mix Up

Part of the Princess Poppy Fiction Series
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Princess Poppy’s stories are hugely popular, mainly with 6+ year old girls. Here in the Big Mix Up Poppy is really excited about spending a day working in a sewing shop in the village that belongs to a family friend as she’ll meet all sorts of people. But when her tongue gets the better of her and she becomes a bit of a gossip, things get a bit out of hand until that is…. You’ll have to read it to know what happens. Rest assured it’s full of fun with characters you really warm to and some lively illustrations help to tell the story as well.

Synopsis

Princess Poppy: The Big Mix Up by Janey Louise Jones

Poppy is really excited because she and Mum are working at Cousin Saffron's sewing shop for the day. She is sure it is going to be the most brilliant day ever because the shop is so glamorous and she'll get to chat to customers all day. But things start to go wrong when Poppy gets a bit carried away with all the village gossip she hears.

Reviews

Poppy has graduated from picture books into these reassuring, well-observed read-alone stories about the nature of friendship and a small girl's hopes and fears * Glasgow Herald * Poppy's first unpleasent experience of spreading gossip will keep you turning the pages as fast as your eyes can read * Cork Evening Echo *


About the Author

Janey Louise Jones

Janey Jones is a full-time writer and mother of three. She was born in Edinburgh but grew up by the seaside just outside the city.
She read English at Edinburgh University specializing in the Victorian novel.
Following this she became a teacher - a career that she absolutely adored - and then, with her husband, set up The Jelly Club, which has become an extremely successful chain of children's activity centres in Scotland.
Her childhood dream of writing about her alter ego, Princess Poppy, was realised through self-publishing in 2005. The hugely popular Princess Poppy series has sold over three million copies to date and has been translated into several languages.

Janey lives by the sea with her sons, husband and Buddy the golden labrador. She loves beaches and shells, fairies, crafts, Victorian novels and cinema trips with her family.

A quick fire quiz with Janey:

Describe your books in one sentence? The Flower Fairies meet Thunderbirds

Favourite character in your book? Rose – she’s gentle

Favourite sentence or line in your book? Fairies from the Blossom Tree/Superskills galore have we! (From the song)

As an author/illustrator whom would you like to be compared to? As an author, Shirley Hughes or Mairi Hedderwick

Describe yourself in three words? Imaginative, kind, feminine

Favourite character from a book? Anne of Greengables

If you weren’t an author/illustrator, you would be… a cook

Favourite place/setting to read a book? Shaded corner of a scented garden

If you could have a fairy super power what would it be? To spread peace across the world

Favourite colour? pink

Favourite flower? poppy

Favourite animal? dog

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Book Info

Publication date

7th June 2007

Author

Janey Louise Jones

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Author's Website

www.princesspoppy.com/

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Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Format

Paperback
128 pages

Categories

5+ readers
eBooks

General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780552555968

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