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 change.
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 books.