Tales from Grimm by Antonia Barber
  

Tales from Grimm

Written by Antonia Barber
Illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain

7+ readers   Classics   5+ readers   
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Nine of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s best-known stories are retold with great fluency in this beautifully produced edition which is perfectly designed to be read aloud. Favourites, which include The Frog Prince, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Snow White among others, capture the magic and mystery at the heart of the stories which is also reflected in the attractive illustrations.

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Tales from Grimm by Antonia Barber

A major new selection of the Grimm Fairy Tales, retold especially for five to eight year olds by the noted children’s writer, Antonia Barber.

Antonia Barber’s splendid story telling is well matched by the fresh, atmospheric illustrations of Margaret Chamberlain, which capture the spirit of each tale.

One of the Frances Lincoln Classics series which also includes Tales from Hans Christian Andersen and Greek Myths: Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea.

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* Margaret Chamberlain's illustrations are beautiful, daintily drawn and coloured, lively, often funny... Each book has beautiful endpapers. IBBY Link Nine of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's best-known stories are retold with great fluency in this beautifully produced edition which is perfectly designed to be read aloud -- Julia Eccleshare LoveReading

About the Author

Antonia Barber

Antonia Barber comes from a theatrical family, and began making up stories and plays in early childhood. After studying at the University of London, she became a playwright, and then a successful children’s author. A splendid storyteller, she has been writing children’s books for almost thirty years, and has a warm following among children and their parents.

Her previous books include The Mousehole Cat; a finalist for the Smarties Prize, winner of the 1990 British Book Award and Commended for the 1991 Kate Greenaway Medal; it was later made into an animated film, The Enchanter’s Daughter and Ghosts, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and filmed as The Amazing Mr Blunden.

Antonia Barber lives with her three children in Kent.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
80 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Antonia Barber
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

5th June 2014

ISBN

9781847805096

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