The King of Capri

The King of Capri

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When a greedy king wakes up one morning everything he owns has gone - blown across the sea to neighbouring Naples. When a poor and humble washerwoman wakes up that same morning her back yard is full of things that simply were not there the night before. Soon the king and the washerwoman meet for the first time and from that moment both their lives magically more

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  • Mixed media product
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Mixed media Mixed media
  • 0747565953
  • 9780747565956

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'Winterson's traditionally rooted story is made original by the eloquence of her description and by Jane Ray's stunning and vibrant illustrations' Guardian 'Gorgeous and luminous. The fairytale ends with a wedding, as it should, but what delights is the exuberance of the narrative voice ... My children and I adored every page' Amanda Craig, The Times 'A poetic fable of a greedy king who magically changes places with a poor washerwoman, gorgeously illustrated in jewel-like colours' Daily Mail 'Jeanette Winterson's strong storyteller's voice, love of the fabulous and wry humour translate brilliantly to the genre of children's books...Winterson has perfectly understood the genre and has created, with the help of Jane Ray's magical and humorous illustrations, an instant classic' Financial Timesshow more

About Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson lives in Gloucestershire. She published her first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit to international acclaim in 1985. This is Jeanette's second book for Bloombury, her first the adult novel, The Passion, was published in 1987. Jane Ray lives in London and this is her first book for Bloomsbury. Jane's previous books published by Orchard, Orion and Walker Books are amongst some of children's literatures favourite picture more

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250 ratings
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4 34% (86)
3 30% (74)
2 8% (21)
1 1% (2)
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