Julia Donaldson, award-winning author of The Gruffalo, conjures up more magical adventures with The Princess and the Wizard. The spellbinding verses tell the tale of Princess Eliza who is captured on her birthday by a wicked wizard and has to use all her ingenuity to escape. Colourful illustrations by Lydia Monks add to the charm of this witty and enchanting tale for readers from 3+. Fans of The Princess and the Wizard will also enjoy Sharing a Shell.
We really love all of the Julia Donaldson stories that we have read so far. This story is probably the first one that I am not all that impressed with, though my daughter seems to like it enough to ask for it multiple times before bed and first thing in the morning. My one complaint is that the wizard calls his book stupid at one point, and now my daughter has spent the day referring to things as stupid. I think another word choice would have been better in a children's story.