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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.
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.
All the favourite tales such as The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids, Rapunzel and The Elves and the Shoemaker are here, as well as some wonderful lesser-known ones.
Antonia Barber’s splendid story telling is well matched by the fresh, atmospheric illustrations of Margaret Chamberlain, which capture the spirit of each tale.
|Publication date:||5th June 2014|
|Publisher:||Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
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&...More About Antonia Barber