Michael Foreman's Classic Fairy Tales by Michael Foreman

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Acclaimed children's author and illustrator Michael Foreman blends humour, sadness and romance in these irresistible retellings of classic stories that children will return to again and again. Dreamlike castles, mystical forests, inspiring heroes and terrifying villains are all brought to life in stunning watercolour illustrations full of vivid detail and enchantment.


Michael Foreman's Classic Fairy Tales by Michael Foreman

This is a timeless book of magic and adventure to be treasured by all ages. It contains classic stories such as 'Cinderella', 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Jack the Giant Killer', 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Puss in Boots', 'Rapunzel', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Snow White', 'The Emperor's New Clothes', 'Three Little Pigs' and 'Thumbelina'.

About the Author

Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman was our Guest Editor in March 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.

Michael Foreman was born in Suffolk in 1938, and studied at Lowestoft School of Art, St Martin’s, London, and the Royal College of Art, where he won a scholarship to the USA in 1963. He has worked as an Art Director at Playboy and King magazines and still works as Art Editor of the literary journal Ambit.

He has also made animated films in Scandinavia and for the BBC. His first book, The General, (a picture book published in 1961), dealt with disarmament and received rave reviews. Since then he has illustrated more than thirty of his own books and over a hundred by authors as varied as Shakespeare, J.M. Barrie, the Brothers Grimm and former Python, Terry Jones. He has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading illustrators and has won numerous prizes including the Smarties Prize, the Kate Greenaway Medal (twice), the Francis Williams Prize (twice) and the Aigle d’Argent at the Festival International du Livre in France. Michael is married and has three sons.

He spends most of his time in London, but regularly visits St Ives, Cornwall, where he owns the painter Ben Nicholson’s old house.

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168 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Pavilion Books

Publication date

17th October 2013




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