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  • Published: 2 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849397780
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

Prince Charmless


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The award-winning team of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross have created a hilariously royal picture book.

Since the day he was born, nothing was good enough for Prince Charmless. From the moment he woke until the time he went to bed, he complained. One day all the royal servants decided they had had enough of his complaining and packed their bags. The pampered prince was left to fend for himself, with some unexpected results . . .

  • Pub date: 2 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849397780
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Authors

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband.

Tony Ross

Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He is perhaps best known for his much-loved Little Princess series, which has been adapted for TV and is currently showing on Channel 5s Milkshake, and for his collaboration on David Walliams’ best-selling children’s books. Tony’s books have been shortlisted for the The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Slug Needs a Hug) and the Kate Greenaway (Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers), and Tadpole’s Promise won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize. He has been named as the best-selling illustrator in the UK for three years in a row, and he is the UK’s libraries' most-borrwed illustrator. He lives in Rutland.


Praise for Prince Charmless

“Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross have created another sure-fire winner.”

We Love This Book

“Another brilliant picture book from these two masters of their craft.”

Booksellers' Choice, The Bookseller

“Oh Prince Charmless, how we recognise you!…(a) popular picture book satire about spoilt children.”

The Times

“We enjoyed this funny, charming book a great deal and we thoroughly recommend it.”

The Bookbag

“Clever words tickle readers young and old.”

The Star (Sheffield)

“A brilliantly illustrated book with lots of laughs.”

Creative Steps

“The inimitable team of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross has produced another winner.”

The School Librarian

“Great fun!”

Parents in Touch

“Oh Prince Charmless, how we recognise you!…(a) popular picture book satire about spoilt children.”

The Times

“We enjoyed this funny, charming book a great deal and we thoroughly recommend it.”

The Bookbag

“Clever words tickle readers young and old.”

The Star (Sheffield)

“A brilliantly illustrated book with lots of laughs.”

Creative Steps

“The inimitable team of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross has produced another winner.”

The School Librarian


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