In association with Down Syndrome Ireland, Special Olympics Ireland and the Dreamscape Foundation, let us introduce you to the heroes of our new book, Jade & Nora and discover the amazing adventure they're about to take you on.
The ever inventive Princess Jade and her robot monkey Hou Hou must save the Special Olympics that are threatened by a massive storm. With the help of Nora, a Special Olympian swimmer and lifeguard who has Down Syndrome, they must fix the stadium roof in time or stop the storm to prevent the big event from being completely cancelled.
Many stories and fairy tales have an idle Princess just waiting for someone to come and save them (usually a handsome Prince)… but NOT here. In this story, Princess Jade and Nora are adventurous, determined, hardworking and independent thinkers. Your kids will be inspired to be strong minded like Jade & Nora while being entertained by their amazing adventure. Let’s Teach, Encourage, Inspire!
Our Inspiration for the Book
About the Book! Inspired by my daughter Jade and her wonderful cousin Nora. I decided to create thisbook. Nora, who has Down Syndrome aspires to be a Special Olympic athlete. On seeing her amazing swimming ability and playing lifeguard with Jade, this made me realise that both Jade and Nora are creative, brave and caring girls who can, and will, do anything they put their minds to. And that was the inspiration for the book. Read how these girls work together to save the day, proving just how capable they really are. Gavin Leonard, Creator of Not Just a Princess
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....a sneak peek from the book
I bought this book for my daughter and it is amazing. Not only does it show her that she is more than capable of doing anything she puts her mind to, it also shows her that her little brother who has Down Syndrome, is just as capable. Beautifully inspiring and fully inclusive book, we love it.
Down Syndrome Ireland
Guys, We are so glad to be a charity partner with you. Seeing this story coming to life and watching the children read and hear about Nora is so uplifting! Thank you so so much for doing this inspirational project!
YES YES YES! This is Fantastic! Absolutely love EVERYTHING about this! Awesome female characters, funny sidekicks and SO inclusive! Take a bow Not Just a Princess!
What a wonderful little book... I love the way the characters interact. It is so good to see more diversity in characters. Well DONE not just a Princess!