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Straw into Gold: Fairy Tales Re-Spun

Written by Hilary McKay

Illustrated by Sarah Gibb

Straw into Gold: Fairy Tales Re-Spun Synopsis

This book was originally published in hardback as Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales. Straw into Gold: Fairy Tales Re-Spun is a classic fairy tale collection to treasure. Featuring Hilary McKay's imaginative retellings of key favourites, this ten-story collection includes the much-loved tales of Rapunzel, Cinderella, the Princess and the Pea, Rumpelstiltskin, the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the Swan Brothers, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Red Riding Hood, the Twelve Dancing Princesses and Hansel and Gretel. This gorgeous gift book features black-and-white line and tone illustrations throughout from the talented Sarah Gibb.

Straw into Gold: Fairy Tales Re-Spun Press Reviews

Hilary McKay has re-written ten well-known fairy tales with her usual charm and warmth. I love them! ... You want to read this collection, and you want to come to it fresh, to see what Hilary has done with our old favourites. How she has made them into new favourites. This is really something. * Bookwitch * So breathtakingly beautiful, it's literally giving me chills . . . gorgeous and perfectly drawn out for kids AND adults . . . pretty sure this is the very best book I've read this year. It is thrillingly good. * Stephanie Burgis, author of The Dragon with the Chocolate Heart * I'm reading this utterly beautiful collection of fairy tales by Hilary McKay... and it's delicious and biting and wise * Katherine Rundell, author of The Rooftoppers * Hilary McKay is back! . . . She's inventive, funny and will always make you laugh . . . the oldest stories given fresh life * The Bookbag *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447292302
Publication date: 20th September 2018
Author: Hilary McKay
Illustrator: Sarah Gibb
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages

About Hilary McKay

Hilary McKay is a critically acclaimed author who has won many awards, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for her first novel, The Exiles, and the Whitbread (now the Costa) Award for Saffy's Angel. Hilary studied Botany and Zoology at the University of St Andrews, and worked as a biochemist before the draw of the pen became too strong and she decided to become a full-time writer. Hilary lives in Derbyshire with her family. Sarah Gibb studied at Saint Martin's School of Art (now Central Saint Martins) before completing her MA in Illustration at Brighton College of Art. After landing ...

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