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

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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 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.

Click here to read a Q & A with Julia.

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36 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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