We are DELIGHTED to announce that The Rescue Princesses series, written by Paula Harrison and illustrated by Sharon Tancredi, has sold over one million copies. With princesses as interested in zip wires and ninja moves as tiaras and ballgowns, the series has been celebrated for its feisty, empowered central characters as well as for its diversity.
To mark the occasion, Paula Harrison was presented with a golden crow’s egg – engraved with the words Corvus Curiosus (Latin for Nosy Crow) To Paula Harrison to celebrate the sale of 1,000,000 Nosy Crow books.
Paula says: “It’s been amazing seeing The Rescue Princesses grow and reach so many readers. The success of the series is the result of a great team effort at Nosy Crow. I’m really happy to be working with them on new books in both the Red Moon Rising and the Secret Rescuers series. Chapter books are the stories that turn our children into independent readers which makes them arguably the most important books there are!”
Kate says: “The success of The Rescue Princesses in particular and Paula Harrison’s work more generally is all the more satisfying and exciting because The Rescue Princesses is a “slushpile” find: Adrian Soar, our commercial director, read the manuscript of what became the first book in the series in the first months of Nosy Crow’s existence. Paula’s spot-on sense of her audience, and her ability to tell put together a terrific plot with all the right ingredients was there from the start. We’re so proud that Paula is the first recipient of a Nosy Crow golden egg celebrating a million books sold globally.”
Kirsty says: “It was clear from the outset that The Rescue Princesses was going to be a right royal success! It’s such a great idea and so brilliantly executed. I couldn’t be more pleased for Paula!”
Many congratulations Paula! If you’ve not yet discovered The Rescue Princesses series, you can read the first chapter of the first book in the series, The Rescue Princesses: The Secret Promise, below: