Jenny, the naughtiest girl in Yorkshire, lives with her aunt and uncle, and her best friend, Philip – a talking cat. Jenny is loveable but headstrong; she knows her own mind. Not satisfied with being the naughtiest girl in Yorkshire, Jenny aspires to become the naughtiest girl in the world.

This book combines fun, imagination and learning for 4-7 year olds. It’s the perfect book for adults to read to pre-school children, and for young people to read for themselves. Interwoven with humour and learning, this book aims to guide younger children through basic issues of ethics and morality, understanding their place in the world.

Leeds author and award-winning journalists Dawn-Maria France said. “I have written a children’s book set in Yorkshire, because as a northern woman, a sense of place and home is important to me, and I’d like children to recognise that books can be set in different places and different counties.

She continued. “I wanted to write an original children’s story that is engaging and fun to read, which follows Jenny’s journey of life-learning and explores the relationship between Jenny and her best friend, Philip, the cat. I wanted to include engaging characters and a storyline that instils a sense of joy. I also wanted to create the main character as a strong little girl, with faults like everyone, but with an ability to listen and learn.”

This is the first book in the series, with each book following Jenny’s life learning journey – set to include more adventures with Jenny and Philip. I will introduce more characters and friends as the readers follow Jenny’s and Philip’s adventures throughout the series.

Notes for the Editor

The Adventures of Jenny and Philip ‘The Naughtiest Girl in the World’ By Dawn Maria France.

The book is available from

Age 4 - 7 years old

Paperback Price: £6.67

About the Author

Dawn-Maria France is an accomplished, award-winning journalist and travel writer who is passionate about children's rights, women's rights, equality and diversity. Dawn-Maria is the Editor-in-Chief of Women's news magazine Yorkshire Women's Life. She is a broadcasting veteran with experience on BBC TV, Sky and on radio.

Prior to studying journalism, Dawn-Maria was a youth worker in Yorkshire.

Dawn-Maria France is available for interviews.

The book is available for giveaways and readers prizes and book round-ups.

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