In Royal Rescues #1: The Naughty Kitten—the first book in Paula Harrison's sweet new chapter book series, illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller—a pet-loving princess finds and helps animals in trouble—even if it's against the rules of being royal!
Princess Bea loves animals, and wants a pet of her own more than anything. But her father, the king, says that the Ruby Palace is no place for pets. Still, if Princess Bea finds animals in trouble, she's not going to let a little thing like royal rules stop her from helping.
When Bea rescues a stray kitten from a tree, she promises to keep it safe until she can find its owner. But the adventurous kitten keeps getting into trouble! And when it goes exploring in the middle of the night, Bea will need to be very brave...
About the Author
Paula Harrison is the author of The Rescue Princesses series, The Secret Rescuers series and the Royal Rescues series. She wanted to be a writer from a young age but spent many happy years being a primary school teacher first. She finds inspiration in lots of things from cloud shapes to snippets of conversation. She loves sandy beaches and eating popcorn. She lives with her husband and children in Buckinghamshire, which is nowhere near the sea. Whenever possible, she packs her family into the car and journeys far and wide to find a sandy beach where she can paddle in the waves.
Olivia Chin Mueller grew up in a small town in Connecticut, USA, and now lives in Rhode Island. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with a BFA in 2014. When she's not illustrating books like Mirabel's Missing Valentine (Janet Lawler) and Royal Sweets (Helen Perelman), Olivia loves playing with her cats, sewing and felting, and collecting cute toys and nail polish.
" Young readers who enjoy royalty or animal-based series, such as Daisy Meadows’s “Rainbow Magic” or Harrison’s other series, will devour this newest princess-and-pet offering. Frequent illustrations dot the chapters, and text is large and manageable for early chapter readers." —School Library Journal
“A fun animal series aimed at newly independent readers, highly illustrated throughout, from the author of the bestselling Rescue Princesses series.” —The Bookseller
“A charming story for newly confident readers.” —Book Murmuration
“This is a lovely story about taking responsibility and what it’s really like to have a pet.” —Lily and the Fae