Louise Cooper’s stories usually have a twist in the tale, and this is no different. It starts off ordinarily enough with a king, a crying princess and a poor suitor for the princess’s hand. So, what happens to cheer the princess up? Probably not what you think.

This kit is part of a new section from BritLit, and is in response to teachers’ enquiries. It seems some teachers wanted short and sweet kits – something that could be done in just one or two lessons.


  • Key 91k - Teacher's notes and answers


  • 3.15Mb - Audio of the author reading the text

To download audio, right click on audio file in the Attachment below and save to your computer.

By Louise Cooper



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