Oxford Treasury Of Fairy Tales by Geraldine McCaughrean & Sophy Williams

Oxford Treasury Of Fairy Tales

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean & Sophy Williams

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A sumptuous collection of fairy tales retold by multi-prize-winning children's writer, now in a gift paperback edition. Favourites such as Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, and The Princess and the Pea are accompanied by other treasures such as the Three Gifts of the North Wind, Caps-of-Rushes, and The Tinderbox. Sophy Williams' delicate and atmospheric colour illustrations throughout the collection complement the text beautifully to make this a perfect gift.


Oxford Treasury Of Fairy Tales by Geraldine McCaughrean & Sophy Williams

Contains many fairy tales such as: "Sleeping Beauty", "Rumpelstiltskin", "Snow White", "Cinderella", "Rapunzel", "Hansel and Gretel", the "Little Mermaid", and the "Princess and the Pea". This book also includes: the "Three Gifts of the North Wind", "Cap-of-Rushes", and the "Tinderbox". It is a world of knights, witches, frogs, and princesses.

About the Author

Geraldine McCaughrean & Sophy Williams

Geraldine McCaughrean (born 1951) trained as a teacher but learned only that she was useless at teaching. So she worked instead as a sub at a partwork magazine company, perfect training in cutting to length, abandoning pretentions and writing blurbs. A Carnegie Medallist, three-time winner of the Whitbread and the very first recipient of the Blue Peter Book Award, she has written almost 150 books and plays. In 2006 she was blessed with the chance to write the official sequel to J M Barrie’s Peter Pan at the behest of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Peter Pan in Scarlet has been translated into 38 other languages.

Sophy Williams studied illustration in London. She was highly commended twice for the Reader's Digest Young Illustrator's Award, and was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award. Sophy lives with her partner and two sons near Bath.

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6th October 2005




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