Books by Ursula Jones

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Ursula Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"While one can nearly always use another gold-embossed fairy tale, this one fails to enchant. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
A version of the classic tale rich in color and design but less than satisfying in the telling. Read full book review >
STAR TURN by Ursula Jones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Even Anglophiles should take pause. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
If you meet your double, does it mean one of you must die? Read full book review >
THE LOST KING by Ursula Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A violent, madcap, frequently entertaining scramble. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
After years hiding out in plain sight, a royal heir sparks a revolution in his conquered city. Read full book review >
THE WITCH’S CHILDREN by Ursula Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

Pigeons and squirrels beat hasty retreats when a trio of witch children saunters into the park one breezy day. But it's in vain, for soon the birds have been transformed into fat footmen, the squirrels into soldiers, the ice-cream lady into a fair princess, and an unwary child named Gemma into a frog, then a handsome prince. "Change us back," all demand, but the children shrug, admitting that they don't know how. In spacious cartoons, Ayto shows the park's dismayed residents changing, stage by stage, as wind-driven bats and bugs flutter about and the youngest of the witch children stands by, laughing heartily. It's that same youngster, though, who ultimately calls on her one bit of magic—"MOMMY!"—and down from the clouds sweeps a pointy-nosed parent on a push broom, to set everything to rights. Just like real life. "Sorcerer's apprentice" fans will enjoy this airy variation on a theme. (Picture book. 6-8)Read full book review >