Little Evie in the Wild Wood by Jackie Morris

Little Evie in the Wild Wood

Written by Jackie Morris
Illustrated by Catherine Hyde

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A lyrical and atmospheric fairy tale with a twist, inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. It is a powerful combination of menace and beauty, with the sensual surroundings of the woods and the wild creatures who live there.


Little Evie in the Wild Wood by Jackie Morris

Little Evie ventures into the wild woods with her basket of jam tarts and walks further and further into the trees, far from home. In a deep dark cave she finds - a huge wolf. The wolf comes closer and closer and then - Evie and the wolf share the tarts, sitting on the grass. Afterwards the wolf gives Evie a ride home on his back.

'The wind sang a soft song high in the tree tops. The wood pigeons called a soft-voiced warning.'Be careful, Evie, be careful, Evie. She looked back and could just see the bright gold of the field in afternoon sunshine, like a gold ring behind her..'


About the Author

Jackie Morris

Jackie Morris lives in Wales, where she writes and paints. She has two children, a small pack of dogs and a small pride of cats. She exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide. Her internationally bestselling picture books for Frances Lincoln are Ted Hughes’ How the Whale Became; Mariana and the Merchild; The Snow Leopard; Can You See a Little Bear?; The Snow Whale; Lord of the Forest; as well as those she has both written and illustrated, The Seal Children; The Time of the Lion; Little One We Knew You’d Come; Tell Me a Dragon; The Cat and the Fiddle: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes; The Ice Bear. She has also written and illustrated a critically acclaimed novel for older children, East of the Sun, West of the Moon.

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st August 2013




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