The King of Capri, Paperback Book

The King of Capri Paperback

Illustrated by Jane Ray

5 out of 5 (1 rating)


When a greedy king wakes up one morning, everything he owns has gone - blown across the bay to neighbouring Naples.

When a poor and humble washerwoman wakes up that same morning her back yard is full of things that simply were not there the night before.

Soon the king and the washerwoman meet for the first time and from that moment both their lives magically change.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780747563471


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A good story to read to children before they sleep. Its about the King of Capri who was very rich and was very lavish in his food styles and selfish. One day he decided to clean the clothes that were soiled by the food he was eating. Then at night a wind came and blew his clothes to a very poor lady who would wash clothes for a living for free, named Mrs. Jewels. She had a cat named Wash who was very thin and started to eat what the wind brought from the King of Capri's items. This wind made the King poor and Mrs. Jewel's rich. Pushing his pride away, the King of Capri decided to see the Queen of Naples where everything that is good there. The Queen of Naples turned out to be the once poor Mrs. Jewels. One of the king's wishes in the beginning of the story was to eat with two mouths, here he proposed to the Queen, and said his mouth would be the second. At this point whatever the wind misplaced was put back at their marriage.