Beauty and the Beast by Berlie Doherty


Beauty and the Beast by Berlie Doherty

Available for the first time as a paperback picture book, this exquisitely illustrated re-telling of 'Beauty and the Beast' is a must for any child's library. 'Beauty and the Beast' is one of the best-loved fairy tales of all time. Retold by Berlie Doherty, this enchanting story is beautifully illustrated by award-winning Jane Ray. It is a fairy tale magic to treasure forever. The titles that are publishing this month include: Rumpelstiltskin and Aladdin .

About the Author

Berlie Doherty

Berlie Doherty is one of the UK’s favourite children’s authors. She has been writing for over twenty years and is published in more than twenty languages. She is a prolific writer of novels, storybooks, picture books, and plays. Berlie lives in Derbyshire

Q and A with Berlie Doherty

Q Where do you get your ideas from?

Q How long have you been writing books for?

Q Do you do other jobs as well?

Berlie's houseQ Do you have a special place where you write your books?

Q Why do you write?

Q Do you have any children? Pets?

Q How did you feel when you won the Carnegie medal for the first time?

Q When did you start writing poetry? And how do you feel when you write your poems? (Emily Smithson)

Q Why did you decide to become an author? (Jade)

Q How long do you spend writing your book? (Jonathan Stapleton)
A Requiem took me ten years to write! I also wrote six books for children and several plays at the same time. Children of Winter took me about two weeks—the story just fell out of my head on to the paper! But usually, a children’s novel takes about twelve months, a picture book about a day. But that doesn’t take account of the years spent thinking.

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: 4+


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Publication date

6th December 2010



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