In this collection of illustrated stories for young children, we join Alexandra on four different adventures. First she wishes to change her name - Alexandra is so awfully long, you know - and finds that a different name can make you a different person altogether. In the Plaster Disaster, Alexandra doesn't follow the rules and ends up with a sore knee, but mum knows how to fix it (they always do!). Alexandra doesn't like getting her hair washed either - the water gets into her eyes and ears and mouth - so how can her mum change her mind? In the final tale, we bid good night to Alexandra and learn how she keeps away her fear of the dark with a little help from mum.
Having grown up in Galway and Donegal, Siobhan Parkinson has lived most of her adult life in her native Dublin. She studied English literature and German at Trinity, and went on to take her doctorate in English literature. She has worked for many years as an editor, a profession that very closely resembles that of writing. She concentrates more on her writinMore about Siobhan Parkinson