The Gruffalo's Child 10th Anniversary Edition by Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo's Child 10th Anniversary Edition

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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Former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson followed up her best-selling The Gruffalo with a story about The Gruffalo’s Child. This special anniversary edition celebrates its 10th year of entertaining the very young with how the little mouse outwits the Gruffalo’s Child with a plan that is just as cunning as the original one he hatched to frighten away the Gruffalo. Axel Scheffler’s illustrations once again capture the humour of the text and the fear that lurks behind the joke.


The Gruffalo's Child 10th Anniversary Edition by Julia Donaldson

A new, limited edition of The Gruffalo's Child, one of the world's favourite picture books. Ten years after it was first published, the classic snowy adventure featuring the everyone's favourite characters from 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, this sequel to The Gruffalo is a genuine modern classic in its own right.

Join in the Gruffalo's Child's birthday celebrations with this new edition, which comes complete with exclusive bonus content, including early never-before-seen drawings from Axel's sketchbook, and a new specially written foreword from Julia herself. Look out for The Gruffalo fifteenth anniversary limited edition!

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over seventy languages.

Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh.

Click here to read a Q & A with Julia.

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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

2nd January 2014




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