Petal and the Really Hard Riddle by Kathryn England
Petal and the Really Hard RiddleBy Kathryn England
Colour cover and black and white internal illustrations by David Allan
Published by Christmas Press, August 2019
Petal’s father likes to boast about his daughter. According to him she can do anything. One day, a particularly over-the-top boast about her spinning skill makes its way across the land into the King’s ear and Petal is brought to the palace. The King orders Petal to demonstrate her skill. With no hope of doing what her father says she can do, Petal agrees to a deal offered by a tricky old man who will carry out the task if she can answer a really hard riddle. But surely it can’t be that hard, can it?
A lively, funny take on Rumpeltstiltskin.