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 There are also some previously unpublished sketches by Axel Scheffler which show how he built up his pictures of the mouse and the gruffalo himself.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.


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 prize-winning author of the world’s most-loved picture books including What the Ladybird Heard and The Gruffalo, the latter of which has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, been translated into 50 languages and been adapted into a popular animated film. She was the UK Children’s Laureate from 2011-2013 and was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to Literature. Julia lives in West Sussex and Edinburgh.

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Pan Macmillan

Publication date

6th March 2009




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