The Gruffalo 15th Anniversary Edition by Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo 15th Anniversary Edition

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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Happy 15th Birthday to The Gruffalo, the most popular picture book of the present century! Millions of children around the world have enjoyed the joke as the Little Mouse outsmarts the ferocious but not very clever or brave Gruffalo. There’s a lot of excitement, a bit of fear and a wonderful resolution which brings with it a smile to all readers’ faces. This anniversary edition also includes memories of how the book came into being –warts and all!


The Gruffalo 15th Anniversary Edition by Julia Donaldson

A new, limited edition of The Gruffalo, the nation's favourite picture book. Fifteen years after it was first published, the award-winning story of a clever little mouse outwitting the creatures of the deep dark wood continues to delight children and adults the world over.

Created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the most successful picture book partnership ever, and translated into over fifty languages, The Gruffalo is a genuine modern classic. Join in the Gruffalo's birthday celebrations with this new edition, which comes complete with exclusive bonus content, including early drawings from Axel's sketchbook, some of which have never been seen before, and a new specially written foreword from Julia herself. Look out for The Gruffalo's Child tenth anniversary limited edition!

For lots more information on the Gruffalo books, games and activities visit

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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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

2nd January 2014




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