Oxford Fairy Tales Pack of 4 by Ian Beck


Oxford Fairy Tales Pack of 4 by Ian Beck

Here is a lovely boxed-set of four fairy stories from Ian Beck, one of our most celebrated writers and illustrators for children. The best-loved tales are all here: There is a wolf who disguises himself as a dear old grandmother in Little Red Riding Hood. There are tiny elfin helpers who busy themselves with needle and thread in The Elves and the Shoemaker. There's a cunning fox who captures a runaway biscuit in The Gingerbread Boy. And there is an uninvited curly-haired guest in Goldilocks and the Three Bears. From the first story to the last, this is a collection that is sure to delight young children.

About the Author

Ian Beck

Ian Beck was born in Hove on the Sussex coast in 1947. At the age of thirteen, after seeing an exhibition of drawings for the Radio Times, he was fired with enthusiasm about illustration and began attending Saturday painting classes at the nearby Brighton College of Art.

Ian has worked in many fields of illustration. He's been involved in the record industry, and painted the cover of one of the most popular records of all time: Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'. One of Ian's titles, Lost in Snow, was made into an animated film for TV and his books have now sold a million copies worldwide.

Q & A with Ian Beck

1. When did you first start to write stories or draw?

2. In general, where do your ideas come from?

3. What made you write this book?

4. What have you enjoyed most about working on this book?

5. What is your earliest memory?

6. What did you enjoy most at school?

7. Of all the places you have lived, where have you felt most at home and why?

8. Is there a particular holiday destination that you have visited that you would love to return to?

9. Is there anything you’d like to tell us about your pets, past or present?

10. What would you say is your greatest talent?

11. What new skill – it can be anything at all – would you love to learn?

12. What is the most unusual job you have done?

13. What is your most treasured possession?

14. Is there a particular book, author, or film that had a great impact on you in your childhood?

15. What are your hobbies?

Listening to film music and going to the cinema as often as possible.

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Book Info


Multiple copy pack
Contains 4 Board books
96 pages


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Publication date

1st September 2010



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