Who doesn't love the royals?
Dave Pigeon and his best friend Skipper are taking in the sights of London. Whilst pecking around the gates of the Royal Palace, looking for high-brow snacks to feast on, they meet Prince Raju Pigeon, one of the Queen's personal birds from the Royal Lofts.
Raju is tired of royal life and longs to see life beyond the palace gates. Dave suggests they swap places for a short while! Raju will get to see how normal pigeon lives and Dave will be pampered in the Royal Lofts.
Of course, this all goes to Dave's head and as he laps up the royal treatment becoming more unbearable than ever. But life in high society is not all it's cracked up to be...
A modern-day prince and pauper story with pigeons!
Swapna Haddow lives in London with her karate-chopping,swash-buckling son (his words not hers), her thirty-something, age-sensitive husband and Archie the Dog. She spends her time writing, eating cake and making sure her son doesn't flatten her husband was he attempts to master his human cannonball trick.
Sheena Dempsey is a children's author and illustrator. She loves to draw animals, from dirty rats to mean cats and heroic pigeons. She has worked with various publishers in Ireland and the UK including Walker, Templar, Hachette, Little Island and Faber. She lives in London with her partner, Mick, and their greyhound Sandy.
Faber Child Trade
Paperback - B format
Children's, Teenage & educational