The Anti-Princess Club

Two-book bundle

Author Samantha Turnbull

Illustrator Sarah Davis

Publisher A&U Childrens/Allen & Unwin

Genre Junior fiction

Series The Anti-Princess Club

It’s hard being a ten-year-old girl when everyone wants to turn you into a princess. Welcome to the lives of Bella, Grace, Chloe and Emily.

Join the anti-princesses as they go on a holiday cruise in a special summer edition that includes stories and activities.


Emily’s Tiara Trouble: The Anti-Princess Club 1

Talented ten-year-olds Emily, Bella, Chloe and Grace are sick of adults trying to turn them into helpless princesses.

When maths whiz Emily Martin’s mother enters her in the local beauty pageant, it’s the last straw – the four friends form the Anti-Princess Club, with the motto WE DON’T NEED RESCUING. Can they use their awesome skills to show the world that girls want to be valued for more than what they see in the mirror?

Cruise Control: The Anti-Princess Club 5

Maths whiz Emily Martin has won a place in a video game competition – on a summer cruise! And her best friends Bella, Grace and Chloe are with her all the way.

While onboard, the girls set themselves a few anti-princess missions: win the regatta, rescue the endangered turtle, show the gift shop manager that dolls can be more than be pretty, and prove to the gamers that girls can compete – and win! Can the anti-princesses work together to complete their missions, and maybe pick up some new members along the way?


For ages 7-9

Paperback, 144 pages & 192 pages

Samantha-Head-e1421377252680Samantha Turnbull is a multi-award winning journalist currently working at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. In 2003 she was the youngest finalist in Australia’s premiere media awards, The Walkleys, and has since been named Journalist of the Year and Young Journalist of the Year several times in the Prodis (Northern NSW Journalism Awards), and Feature Writer of the Year in the APN annual journalism awards. Her writing has been featured in publications including ABC online, the Canberra Times, Daily Telegraph, Northern Star, SHE magazine, Cosmopolitan and the Walkley magazine.

We invite BCB Clubhouse Members to tell us what they think of the adventures of Emily, Bella, Chloe and Grace.

Teachers notes are available. Email us to find out more info@bigcountrybookclub.com.au

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