"The princess may try seven times to escape By changing her colour and changing her shape." But each time Princess Eliza changes into a blue fish, a yellow chick, a red fox or a black cat the wicked wizard finds her and sets her another horrible task. Will this plucky princess be able to outwit him and escape back to the palace in time to cut her birthday cake?
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About the Author
Julia Donaldson is one of the UK's most popular children's authors, and has enjoyed particular success in her collaborations with Axel Scheffler. Their award-winning books include the modern classic THE GRUFFALO (978-0-333-71093-7) and its sequel, 2005's Best Children's Book, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD (978-1-4050-2046-6). Julia is also the author of the young fiction series, PRINCESS MIRROR-BELLE (illustrated by Lydia Monks), and is much in demand for her brilliant children's shows.
Lydia Monks is an award-winning and highly original picture book artist, and her brilliantly coloured collage images have earned her a strong following. In addition to her previous collaboration with Julia Donaldson, SHARING A SHELL (978-1-4050-2048-0), Lydia's other work for Macmillan includes THE SKIPPING-ROPE SNAKE, written by Carol Ann Duffy (978-0-333-99327-9).