This story is about a brave and kind Anglo-Saxon princess called Frideswide who lived in Oxford a long time ago and just happened to be brilliant at climbing very tall trees. Her talent came in useful one day when a wicked king tried to kidnap her. How did she and her friends escape, and what happened to the king and his soldiers?
With stunning illustrations by award-winning artist Alan Marks, Saint Frideswide's legend is retold for young children as a tale of adventure, courage in the face of danger, friendship, and kindness, with a few surprises along the way.
The church Frideswide founded in Oxford was on the site of what is now Christ Church, and her medieval shrine can still be seen inside the Cathedral.
This beautiful picture book is sure to be treasured by any child who loves tales of adventure. It will appeal to children learning about the Anglo-Saxons, to readers who like feisty heroines and to visitors to Oxford, as a meaningful souvenir of their visit.
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Jackie Holderness is currently the Cathedral Education Officer at Christ Church, Oxford. She has written and published a wide range of educational books and materials. Alan Marks has illustrated children's books for several decades and has been awarded the Carnegie Medal and the Smarties Prize for his work in book illustration.More about Jackie Holderness
Alan Marks is widely published and has illustrated many books. He is also a 'Smarties Prize' prize winner.More about Alan Marks