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Abie Longstaff - Author

About the Author

Abie Longstaff grew up in Hong Kong and throughout her childhood her family travelled to various parts of the world. Before becoming an author, Abie was a barrister and still works part time at a charity. She has written The Fairytale Hairdresser series and The Pirate House Swap and The Mummy Shop. Abie lives in North London with her family.

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Other books by Abie Longstaff

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Thumbelina

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Thumbelina

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all of Fairyland. . . A brave, stylish heroine for whom no tangle is too troublesome and no frizz too fearsome! . . . . . . . It's almost time for the Flower Festival and Kitty Lacey's salon is bursting with people who would like a special floral hairstyle. This is the Flower People's favourite time of year but they have all mysteriously disappeared. All except one: Thumbelina. But when Thumbelina vanishes too, can Kittie save the day with the help of a bluebird, a sprinkle of magic and some fabulous fairytale fashion?

The Trapdoor Mysteries: The Lost Treasure

The Trapdoor Mysteries: The Lost Treasure

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2019

The final book in The Trapdoor Mysteries, a series about Tally, a code-breaking, animal-loving girl and her best friend, a squirrel named Squill, who solve mysteries with the help of a secret library... Tally was once a servant girl at Mollett Manor - as well as the Secret Keeper of the magical library hidden underneath the manor's grounds. Along with Squill the squirrel, she used the enchanted books in the library to solve crimes. Then Tally finds out a secret about her past, her entire life changes. Suddenly she's travelling aboard a huge ship on her way to New York to try and find her mother. When valuable items go missing from passengers' cabins on the ship, everyone expects Tally to be able to catch the culprit. But will Tally be able to solve the mystery without the magic of the Secret Library?

Reading Planet KS2 - The Pocket Elf and the Great Dog Escape - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band

Reading Planet KS2 - The Pocket Elf and the Great Dog Escape - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2019

Blue, the pocket elf, is bored. She really wants to do something fun - like training next door's dog to become a waiter! But when Blue gets impatient and her magic goes wrong, Jasper escapes. Now, both she and Emma will need to follow the clues to find him. Will Emma and Blue be able to bring Jasper home, or will the great dog escape end in disaster? The Pocket Elf and the Great Dog Escape is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 7-8 years

Reading Planet KS2 - The Pocket Elf and the Star of the Show - Level 3: Venus/Brown band

Reading Planet KS2 - The Pocket Elf and the Star of the Show - Level 3: Venus/Brown band

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2019

It's the day of the school show, and Emma is dreading the thought of performing in front of a big audience. Emma's day starts off badly thanks to Melanie catching her singing one of Blue's elf songs, and gets even worse when Blue decides to help bring the show to life. Before long, the school hall is in chaos and there's only one person who can save the day ... The Pocket Elf and the Star of the Show is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 8-9 years

Reading Planet KS2 - The Pocket Elf and the Paint Explosion - Level 1: Stars/Lime band

Reading Planet KS2 - The Pocket Elf and the Paint Explosion - Level 1: Stars/Lime band

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2019

Emma couldn't have dreamed that she would ever make friends with an elf - but one Friday morning, that's just what happens to her! Despite causing Emma no end of trouble, Blue just wants to get back to her home. But when Emma's art lesson starts to go wrong, will Blue be the one to save the day? The Pocket Elf and the Paint Explosion is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 7-8 years

Reading Planet KS2 - The Pocket Elf and the Sports Day Disaster - Level 4: Earth/Grey band

Reading Planet KS2 - The Pocket Elf and the Sports Day Disaster - Level 4: Earth/Grey band

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2019

Blue's magical powers are nearly fully recovered, and Emma knows that her time with the pocket elf is running out. If she can just get through the dreaded sports' day, then everything will be fine ... unless Melanie tells the world about Blue! Can Blue and Emma work together one last time to save the day and protect their secret friendship? The Pocket Elf and the Sports Day Disaster is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will love reading the exciting collection of fiction and non-fiction written by top authors. Inspire them to keep reading through gripping stories and fascinating information books packed with rich language and stunning artwork. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 8-9 years

The Mummy Shop

The Mummy Shop

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Packed with fun and silliness, The Mummy Shop is the perfect picture book for every family. Does your mummy tell you off for jumping on your bed? Does she make you eat vegetables? Then call The Mummy Shop, and we will help you find the perfect new mummy. 100% satisfaction guaranteed! When a little boy grows tired of his mummy, he calls The Mummy Shop for help. But when his new mummies aren't quite what he wanted, he starts to think he may have made a big mistake... A laugh-out-loud tale of one boy's quest to find the perfect mummy, who might just have been right there all along.

The Trapdoor Mysteries: Thief in the Night Book 3

The Trapdoor Mysteries: Thief in the Night Book 3

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

The third book in The Trapdoor Mysteries, a series about Tally, a code-breaking, animal-loving servant girl and her best friend, a squirrel named Squill, who solve mysteries with the help of a secret library... Orphan Tally is the servant girl at Mollett Manor - and she's also the Secret Keeper of the magical library hidden beneath a trapdoor, underneath the manor's grounds. Along with Squill the squirrel, she uses the enchanted books to solve crimes. So when ghostly noises start haunting the lady of the manor in the middle of the night, she's terrified and turns to Tally for help. But can the library help Tally catch something that no one can see?

Who's Going to Bed?

Who's Going to Bed?

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2018

Find out who is going to bed in this soothing bedtime tale from the bestselling author of the Fairytale Hairdresser series. Meet a cheeky baby who IS NOT sleepy and wreaks havoc among the tired animals, pirates and royalty of a magical fairy-tale land. Will anybody get any rest - and what will happen when they meet a very sleepy baby dragon? Stunning, atmospheric nighttime scenes from Eve Coy bring a sleepy magic to this dreamy rhythmic story - the perfect read just before bed!

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Princess and the Frog

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Princess and the Frog

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all of Fairyland. . . A brave, stylish heroine for whom no tangle is too troublesome and no frizz too fearsome! ________ It's Prince Freddie's coronation and Kittie is styling all her fairytale friends for an animal-themed parade to celebrate! But something's gone wrong. . . Prince Freddie is nowhere to be seen! Could his mysterious cousin be behind it? And who is this funny little frog in Kittie's salon? Together with her new friend Princess Lily, Kittie sets out to solve the mystery and bring order back to Fairyland. Have you read any more of Kittie's fairytale adventures? Fairytale Hairdresser and the Sugar Plum Fairy Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas Fairytale Hairdresser and the Aladdin Fairytale Hairdresser and Snow White Fairytale Hairdresser and Cinderella

How to Bewitch a Wolf

How to Bewitch a Wolf

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

The exciting sequel to How To Catch a Witch byAbie Longstaff. Charlie is finally testing her powers asa witch. But when new boy Zack joins the school, everything goes wrong. He seems perfect - but Charlie is sure there's more to himthan meets the eye... Another enchanting exploration of friendship and magic, from best-selling author Abie Longstaff.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 3: We Want a Dog!

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 3: We Want a Dog!

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

Anna and Max want a pet dog so they are delighted when they find Spot in the park. But there's something different about Spot ... Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations and develop their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustrators broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This story is one of six titles at Oxford Level 3, which are phonically decodable with some extra high-interest words to expand children's vocabularies and enrich the stories. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 5: Sometimes Mum is Silly

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 5: Sometimes Mum is Silly

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

Mum is often serious, careful and sensible ... but sometimes Mum is silly! Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations and develop their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustrators broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This story is one of six titles at Oxford Level 5, which are phonically decodable with some extra high-interest words to expand children's vocabularies and enrich the stories. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

Superhero Hotel

Superhero Hotel

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Welcome to the Superhero Hotel - a top secret hotel where superheroes come to relax after a hard day saving the world. The trouble is superheroes don't like having nothing to do. They soon get bored and decide to help out around the hotel. But their efforts backfire terribly, creating chaos and putting the hotel in danger. The superheroes must work together to save the hotel before it's too late! the perfect picture book for any little superhero in your life.

The Magic Potions Shop: The Emerald Dragon

The Magic Potions Shop: The Emerald Dragon

Author: Abie Longstaff, Lauren Beard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

In the sixth magical adventure in the new young fiction series from the creators of the Fairytale Hairdresser, the time has come for young Tibben to take the test to become the new Potions Master. But he's going to need some help along the way, and the Emerald Dragon might well have to lend a hand . . . Or a wing! Perfect for first readers whether reading alone or reading aloud. This is the sixth book in the enchanting six-book Magic Potions Shop series. Book 1: The Young Apprentice; book 2: The River Horse; book 3: The Blizzard Bear; book 4: The Lightning Pup; book 5: The Fire Bird; book 6: The Emerald Dragon

The Trapdoor Mysteries: The Scent of Danger Book 2

The Trapdoor Mysteries: The Scent of Danger Book 2

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2017

The second book in The Trapdoor Mysteries, a series about Tally, a code-breaking, animal-loving servant girl and her best friend, a squirrel named Squill, who solve mysteries with the help of a secret library... Orphan Tally is the servant girl at Mollett Manor - and she's also the Secret Keeper of the magical library hidden beneath a trapdoor, underneath the manor's grounds. Along with Squill the squirrel, she uses the enchanted books to solve crimes. So when Lady Mollett's new puppy, Widdles, is kidnapped, Tally and Squill head straight to the library. But will they be able to catch the dognapper or is it already too late?

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Aladdin

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Aladdin

Author: Abie Longstaff, Lauren Beard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all of Fairyland. . . A brave, stylish heroine for whom no tangle is too troublesome and no frizz too fearsome! ________ Kittie Lacey is off on a very overdue holiday on Aladdin's Magic Carpet Tours. But it's not long before Kittie needs to come to the rescue! When she finds herself tangled up in a world of flying carpets and mysterious jewels she needs to put all her skills to the test to rescue Aladdin, free the genie and save the day. Will she manage it? Have you read any more of Kittie's fairytale adventures? Fairytale Hairdresser and the Sugar Plum Fairy Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas Fairytale Hairdresser and Snow White Fairytale Hairdresser and Cinderella

The Magic Potions Shop: The Firebird

The Magic Potions Shop: The Firebird

Author: Abie Longstaff, Lauren Beard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2017

In the fifth magical adventure in the new series from the creators of the Fairytale Hairdresser, Tibben, the Potions Master's apprentice, and his friend Wizz must journey to the Parched Desert to get to the bottom of the mystery fierce hot winds, which are blowing sand all over the Kingdom of Arthwen. Perfect for first readers whether reading alone or reading aloud. This is the fifth book in the enchanting six-book Magic Potions Shop series. Book 1: The Young Apprentice; book 2: The River Horse; book 3: The Blizzard Bear; book 4: The Lightning Pup; book 5: The Firebird; book 6: The Emerald Dragon

How to Catch a Witch

How to Catch a Witch

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Charlie and her family have moved from the big city to a small country village, and everything feels wrong. The cottage they now live in is old and creepy. Anxiety about her new school is causing Charlie's stutter to return. And the villagers are just plain weird: Beautiful young singer Suzy Evans, who glows with a strange light that only Charlie can see. Mysterious classmate Cat, who won't keep her nose out of Charlie's business. And Agatha, who may not have a broomstick or a cauldron, but is definitely a witch... Slowly and steadily, though, the strange surroundings exert their effect on Charlie... Would a bit of Agatha's magic fix her worsening stutter? Nothing else seems to... But bad-tempered Agatha has long since retired from magic. Besides, she tells Charlie, her stutter is part of who she is, not a curse that can be removed. Not like the curse that's been put on Suzy Evans, the sparkling singer, who is set to lose her wonderful voice when she turns sixteen in just a week's time...

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Princess and the Pea

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Princess and the Pea

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Princesses from all across the land are flocking to fairyland village for the chance to marry the prince. But one princess is not all she seems...Amid the excitements of the annual festival of food, the Fairytale Hairdresser must use all her skills to root out a wicked witch and ensure true love's course runs without a hitch. Featuring all the fairytale favourites, hilarious hairstyles, outrageous outfits and fantastic fairytale foods! The Fairytale Hairdresser: a modern girl in a fairytale world!

The Magic Potions Shop: The Lightning Pup

The Magic Potions Shop: The Lightning Pup

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

In the fourth magical adventure in the new young fiction series from the creators of the Fairytale Hairdresser series, Tibben the Potions Master's apprentice follows the Lightning Pup to the Golden Palace where Prince Oro needs his help. It is perfect for first readers.

The Trapdoor Mysteries: A Sticky Situation Book 1

The Trapdoor Mysteries: A Sticky Situation Book 1

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2016

The first book in The Trapdoor Mysteries, a series about Tally, a code-breaking, animal-loving servant girl and her best friend, a squirrel named Squill, who solve mysteries with the help of a secret library... Ten-year-old Tally is a servant girl at Mollett Manor. She sleeps in the scullery sink, and spends her days scrubbing, polishing and ironing (when she's not secretly reading books). Then Tally and her squirrel friend, Squill, find a secret library hidden under the manor - a magical library where the books come to life! When Mollett Manor is burgled, can Tally use the knowledge she finds in the books to catch the criminals? Can they even help her solve the mystery of her missing mother?

The Magic Potions Shop: The Blizzard Bear

The Magic Potions Shop: The Blizzard Bear

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

In the third magical adventure in the new young fiction series from the creators of the Fairytale Hairdresser series, Tibben the Potions Master's apprentice must travel over the frozen tundra to find out why it's gone so dark. Perfect for first readers whether reading alone or reading aloud. This is the third book in the enchanting six-book Magic Potions Shop series. Book 1: The Young Apprentice; book 2: The River Horse; book 3: The Blizzard Bear; book 4: The Lightning Pup; book 5: The Fire Bird; book 6: The Emerald Dragon

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Beauty and the Beast

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Beauty and the Beast

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

The Big Bad Beast's heart is melted by Bella, the most beautiful girl in Fairy Land - but could she ever love someone so beastly? The Fairytale Hairdresser teaches Beast that beauty is on the inside (although there's always time to treat yourself to a little makeover!) in this fabulous modern twist on the classic fairytale. There are witty fairytale jokes to spot and beautiful details to discover, read after read. Featuring all the fairytale favourites, this is the spectacular seventh story in the bestselling Fairytale Hairdresser series. The Fairytale Hairdresser: a modern girl in a fairytale world!

The Wizard of Oz Band 13/Topaz

The Wizard of Oz Band 13/Topaz

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Rediscover the wonderful story of Dorothy's adventures in Oz, with new friends the Scarecrow, Lion and Tinman, as they come up against good witches and wicked witches in their quest to find the Wizard, who promises to save them all in very different ways. Will Dorothy ever find the way home? Find out in this gripping retelling by Abie Longstaff. * Topaz/ Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Sugar Plum Fairy

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Sugar Plum Fairy

Author: Abie Longstaff, Lauren Beard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2015

Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all of Fairyland. . . A brave, stylish heroine for whom no tangle is too troublesome and no frizz too fearsome! ________ Everyone in Fairyland is very excited for the winter ballet! It's all set to be a magical evening. But disaster has struck! The Prince of the Land of Sweets has gone missing, and the terrible Mouse King and Queen have awful things in mind for the realm. It's up to Kittie to save the day, but she'll need some help from the enchanted toys and some fabulous fairytale fashion! Have you read any more of Kittie's fairytale adventures? Fairytale Hairdresser and the Princess and the Frog Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas Fairytale Hairdresser and the Aladdin Fairytale Hairdresser and Snow White Fairytale Hairdresser and Cinderella

The Magic Potions Shop: The River Horse

The Magic Potions Shop: The River Horse

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2015

Book 2 in the 6-part Magic Potions Shop series from the creators of the bestselling Fairytale Hairdresser, Abie Longstaff & Lauren Beard. Tibben is the potions apprentice, and helps Grandpa make spells to sell in their shop. Along with Wizz, a magical creature with a special gift for finding things, they set off on adventures to help the creatures of Arthwen. When the Water Sprites of Lake Sapphire start to feel poorly, it's up to Tibben and Wizz to find out what's making the enchanted waters of the kingdom dirty - can they solve the mystery? This is the second of Tibben's adventures in Arthwen, following book 1: The Young Apprentice. This series is perfect for building reading confidence, whether reading aloud or alone.

The Magic Potions Shop: The Young Apprentice

The Magic Potions Shop: The Young Apprentice

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Book 1 in the 6-part Magic Potions Shop series, from the creators of the bestselling Fairytale Hairdresser series, Abie Longstaff & Lauren Beard. In the Kingdom of Arthwen, there was a very unusual shop. It wasn't on the high street; it was deep in the forest. It wasn't in a building; it was inside a tree. It didn't sell food, or clothes, or toys: this shop sold potions. Tibben wants to be the Potions Master one day, just like Grandpa, but for now he is an apprentice and there is a lot to learn! Tibben's adventure continues in book 2, The River Horse. This series is perfect for building reading confidence, whether reading aloud or reading alone.

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

The little memaid is all in a lather - the Sea Witch has stolen her beautiful singing voice! The Fairytale Hairdresser will need all her hairdressing (and matchmaking) skills to tackle this terrible tangle and guarantee a happy ever after. This magical, fairytale adventure is awash with funny fairytale references to spot and favourite friends to find, with a sprinkling of glitz and glamour. The Fairytale Hairdresser: a modern girl in a fairytale world!

Rumpelstiltskin Band 09/Gold

Rumpelstiltskin Band 09/Gold

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2015

Daisy longs to marry the king, but he wants her to prove herself first. Daisy asks for help from an unlikely friend, but finds herself making promises she can't keep. * Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. * Text type - A traditional story. * A story map on pages 22 and 23 tracks the key events of the plot.

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all of Fairyland. . . A brave, stylish heroine for whom no tangle is too troublesome and no frizz too fearsome! ________ It's Christmastime, and everyone is very excited for the Christmas Day Party! But Kittie has one very special client to visit before the big day. . . Father Christmas! But when they discover that the Christmas presents have been stolen, Kittie and Father Christmas must race against time to find them. Will Christmas be saved? And will Kittie manage to make a new friend on the way? Have you read any more of Kittie's fairytale adventures? Fairytale Hairdresser and the Sugar Plum Fairy Fairytale Hairdresser and Cinderella Fairytale Hairdresser and Snow White Fairytale Hairdresser and Aladdin

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Rapunzel Playbox

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Rapunzel Playbox

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Join Kittie Lacey, the fairytale hairdresser, as she tames the wildest of locks, deals with the most demanding and unusual of customers, ultimately foils the Witch's evil plan and plays cupid to the newly coiffed Rapunzel. (A decent haircut really can work wonders!) Featuring a host of favourite fairytale characters including Red Riding Hood, the Wicked Witch, Goldilocks and many more. Packed with hours of fun, this magical playbox contains the bestselling picture book, sparkly hair clips and hair ties, a full-size hairbrush and a giant unfolding playmat game.

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Snow White

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Snow White

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all of Fairyland. . . A brave, stylish heroine for whom no tangle is too troublesome and no frizz too fearsome! ________ Everyone in Fairyland is very worried about Snow White, who has fled from the palace and the wicked queen is on her trail! Kittie can't stand by while her friend is in danger! So with the help of seven musical dwarves, a magic mirror and a dashing doctor prince, will she be able to save the day? Have you read any more of Kittie's fairytale adventures? Fairytale Hairdresser and the Sugar Plum Fairy Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas Fairytale Hairdresser and Aladdin Fairytale Hairdresser and Cinderella

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Sleeping Beauty

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Sleeping Beauty

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

A wicked fairy has cast a spell sending Princess Rose into a deep sleep in this modern retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story. With the help of some fairy godmothers and a dashing, garden-designing prince, Kittie Lacey, the fairytale hairdresser, must break the spell. Perfect for little fans of Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent! A fabulously fun story full of favourite fairytale characters, starring the best hairdresser in all the land, Kittie Lacey!

The Snow Queen Band 04 Blue/Band 10 White

The Snow Queen Band 04 Blue/Band 10 White

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2013

When the wicked Snow Queen puts a spell on Kay, Gerda is worried she will lose him forever. Follow Gerda on her adventure to the Snow Queen's home and find out if she is able to save her friend in this retelling of the traditional tale, beautifully illustrated by Kate Greenaway-winning illustrator Michael Foreman. *Collins Big Cat Phonics Progress books are specifically designed for struggling readers, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. This title has a text level of Band 4 / Blue, which provides longer, repeated patterns with sequential events, and an interest level of Band 10 / White. *Text type: A retelling of a traditional story *A map on pages 14 to 15 enables children to recap Gerda's journey and discuss each stage of the story. *Curriculum links: Citizenship

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Cinderella

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Cinderella

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2012

Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all of Fairyland. . . A brave, stylish heroine for whom no tangle is too troublesome and no frizz too fearsome! ________ Fairyland is full of excitement, as the Queen of Hearts is holding a ball to find the PERFECT girl for her PERFECT prince. But Kittie's new friend Cinderella doesn't have a dress, and her invitation has mysteriously got lost in the post (which might have something to do with her wicked stepsisters. . .) What's a girl to do? Luckily, Kittie has the perfect plan to get Cinderella to the ball and meet the handsome prince! Have you read any more of Kittie's fairytale adventures? Fairytale Hairdresser and the Sugar Plum Fairy Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas Fairytale Hairdresser and Snow White Fairytale Hairdresser and Aladdin Fairytale Hairdresser and Snow White Fairytale Hairdresser and Aladdin

BC Brown B/3B The Malice Family

BC Brown B/3B The Malice Family

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Year 3 Brown B (NC level 3b) fiction short story collection ... Samil's genius dad has come up with yet more plans to take over the kingdom. Mum thinks they are brilliant! Just how successful will this evil raccoon family be? When a giant flying nappy and ice-cream are involved, Samil has his doubts - and so might you!

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Rapunzel

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Rapunzel

Author: Abie Longstaff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2010

Join Kitty Lacey, the fairytale hairdresser, as she tames the wildest of locks, deals with the most demanding and unusual of customers, ultimately foils the Witch's evil plan and plays cupid to the newly coiffed Rapunzel. (A decent haircut really can work wonders!) Originally published as The Fairytale Hairdresser (or How Rapunzel Got Her Prince!) A fabulously fun story full of favourite fairytale characters, starring the best hairdresser in all the land, Kittie Lacey!

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