Collins Big Cat: The House in the Forest: Band 12/Copper by Janet Foxley


Collins Big Cat: The House in the Forest: Band 12/Copper by Janet Foxley

Hansel and Gretel are poor, so they have to travel through the forest to find work for their father. On the way, they meet a kind old lady asking for help. But does she have other plans? Marking the 200th anniversary of the Grimm Brothers' first book, Janet Foxley's wonderful retelling of this classic story is beautifully illustrated by Keino. * Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. * Text type: A retelling of a traditional tale * Curriculum links: Citizenship

About the Author

Janet Foxley

Janet Foxley is the author of Muncle Trogg, winner of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2010. Since its publication, Muncle Trogg has sold to over 20 territories and was selected as a 2011 Richard and Judy Children’s Book Club title.

Retired from her role as a university administrator, Janet is thrilled to have achieved publishing success and to be embarking upon a second career in her sixties. Janet now writes full time and is currently working on the next Muncle adventure. She lives in a beautiful old farmhouse in Cumbria with her husband Donald, and has three grown up children.

Muncle Trogg is currently being developed into an animated feature film by Sony Pictures Animation. The second book in the series, Muncle Trogg and the Flying Donkey, will be published by Chicken House in January 2012.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

14th January 2013



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