The Gruffalo (10th Anniversary edition) by Julia Donaldson
  

The Gruffalo (10th Anniversary edition)

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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Firmly established as a modern classic which is loved by children the world over, this handsome special edition says Happy 10th Birthday to The Gruffalo. Along with the original story there is an introduction by Julia Donaldson about how the story came to be written – and how it nearly didn’t happen at all! There are also some previously unpublished sketches by Axel Scheffler which show how he built up his pictures of the mouse and the gruffalo himself. A collector’s item for all Gruffalo fans with a fantastic gold over jacket that gives it that finishing touch.

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The Gruffalo (10th Anniversary edition) by Julia Donaldson

Adored by children and adults the world over, the award-winning story of a clever little mouse outwitting the creatures of the deep dark wood is the perfect picture book and a genuine modern classic. Macmillan is proud to launch "The Gruffalo's" 10th birthday celebrations with this limited edition, which is sure to delight fans and new readers alike.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over seventy languages.

Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh.

Click here to read a Q & A with Julia.

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Format

Paperback

Author

Julia Donaldson
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Author's Website

www.juliadonaldson.co.uk/

Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Publication date

6th March 2009

ISBN

9780330507417

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