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Lucy's mum is so out of date she's practically mouldy! She's super-strict, overprotective and won't let Lucy go to the school ball! Lucy can't believe she was EVER a teenager . . . until the morning her mum wakes up with no memory of the last thirty years - and thinks she's a twelve year old time-travelling from the 1980s!
All Lucy wants is for her mum to go back to being her old self - but how?"

"You'll laugh, you'll cringe, you'll never look at your mum in quite the same way again..." - Joanna Nadin, author of THE RACHEL RILEY DIARIES

"Mum minus memory = a whole lot of FUN!" - Tamsyn Murray, author of the COMPLETELY CASSIDY series
"Fast and funny; a Freaky Friday for the twenty-first century!" - Jo Cotterill, author of the SWEET HEARTS series and A LIBRARY OF LEMONS

(Middle Grade (recommended age 9-12) Macmillan Children's Books)

'Fairy Tale Twists' is my 5+ series for Orchard Books, illustrated by the amazing Matt Buckingham. 
Each rhyming story takes a familiar fairytale character and reveals their version of events - as you've never seen them before! 

The Big Bad Werewolf
I bet you think you know the tales
Of Big Bad Wolf, who howls and wails. 
But here's the truth: meet Granny Riding -
Find out what secrets she's been hiding! 
5/5 stars Hilarious for the whole family
"This book [The Big Bad Werewolf] is such a fantastic, clever, funny read for all the family and a perfect length for a decent bedtime story. I love children's stories that can amuse adults too and this book ticks all the boxes, a pleasure to read (rhythmic), witty illustrations, really comical and intelligently written! I have a 3 year old and 4 year old but I think this even suitable for up to 10 years old. We enjoyed this so much that we have now purchased the whole series and they certainly do not disappoint. They are so cleverly done, don't hesitate to purchase."- Ms. C. R. Handford 

Three Magic Mice **NOW ADAPTED INTO A BALLET!** See video below to find out more!
You know the tales of three blind mice,
Three bears, three pigs - they're all quite nice.
But did you ever stop to wonder
Why three is a magic number...?

"A series of eight rhyming books which show all your fable favourites in a whole new light."
(Cambridge News 2012-12-13)

The Unfair-y Godmother
Ever wanted a godmother
to grant you wishes like no other?
You'll change your mind, just wait and see...
this godmother's no sweet fairy!

5/5 stars Fantastically hilarious! - starsweep
"The unfair-y Godmother puts a great twist on the usual princess and prince charming stories, it had me laughing out loud and my 5 and 6 year old daughters loved it too! It has a real feel good factor that promotes having brains and being true to yourself is a much better plan than sitting waiting for prince charming, all in a funny and brilliant rhyme. This book should be on all modern little girls book shelves!"

Goldilocks And The Pea
Of Goldilocks you have heard tell -
the bears, the porridge - you know it well.
But do you know the rest, my friend?
For this is how it really ends...

"This is an engaging romp through many much-loved tales, cleverly reshaped in a modern idiom, and ideal for everyone who likes fast paced, inventive fun in engaging rhyme." (Carousel 01-11-2012)

The Wickedest Witch
The Wicked Witch is scary, right?
She'll wave her wand, give you a fright?
Don't be so speedy to agree -
She's pretty cool...just wait and see!
"An entertaining alternative version of fairy tale events told in rollicking rhyme, which carries the reader along." (School Librarian 01-07-2012)

The Not-so-Evil Stepmother
In fairy tales we often find
that stepmothers are so unkind.
But listen, folks, that's just not true - 
Here's a different tale for you...

"A perfect first independent reading experience for children who enjoy humour." (Junior 01-10-2012)

Prince Charming's Princess Quest
You'd think love easy for Prince Charming
After all, he's just so...charming!
But think again, don't be unkind,
The right princess is hard to find...
"New takes on old favourites... ideal for newly-confident solo readers, there are now eight of these amusing illustrated tales." (Cork Evening Echo 04-05-2012)

Jack To The Rescue!
Beanstalks, giants, hills with Jill,
That's what you've heard, you know the drill!
But wait, my friend, there's more than that...
Got a problem? Just call Jack!

"Perfect for newly independent readers." (Angels & Urchins 01-06-2012)

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