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Laura Barrett - Illustrator

Books by Laura Barrett

Scissorella The Paper Princess

Scissorella The Paper Princess

Author: Clare Helen Welsh Illustrator: Laura Barrett Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2021

Cinderella meets paper-cutting, with a strong feminist twist, based on the life and work of German film director Lotte Reiniger. Lotte doesn't believe in happy endings. She lives with her horrible, bossy sisters and her only friends are the exquisite cut-out paper puppets she makes by the light of the moon. But when an invitation to the Palace Spring Ball arrives on their doorstep, Lotte sees her chance to change her life for ever... Cinderella with a difference where forceful individuality and talent create happy endings not fairy tale magic.

The Story of the Nativity

The Story of the Nativity

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator: Laura Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2021

A captivating retelling of the story of the very first Christmas from multi-award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. In the still heart of the night, the child was born. A boy. Mary kissed him, washed him, wrapped him tightly and laid him in the wooden trough where the animals usually munched hay. She gave him a kiss. She gave him a name too - Jesus - just as the angel had told her to do. Discover the tale of Mary and Joseph, the Angel Gabriel, the shepherds, the wise men and the arrival of the Baby Jesus, retold in simple, lyrical language. Illustrated with enchanting silhouette artwork by Laura Barrett, this is a book to be shared and treasured by every family at Christmas time.

Blueblood A Fairy Tale Revolution

Blueblood A Fairy Tale Revolution

Author: Malorie Blackman Illustrator: Laura Barrett Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Malorie Blackman retells 'Bluebeard'. A Fairy Tale Revolution is here to remix and revive our favourite stories. These twists on familiar tales make the perfect Christmas gift. 'Please don't even try to get down to the basement. Just leave it alone - okay? Otherwise you'll ruin things for both of us...' Nia has met the man she wants to marry. Marcus is kind, clever and handsome, with a beard so dark it is nearly blue-black. Nia demands a single promise from him - that Marcus will never enter her study in the basement, her private space. But when Marcus's curiosity begins to mount Nia feels more and more uneasy. Will he betray her? Can he accept that no means no? Can a woman ever have a room of her own?

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator: Laura Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Hans Christian Andersen's classic story of The Snow Queen has enchanted children for over 150 years. Join Gerda on her journey to rescue her best friend Kai from the Snow Queen's icy palace in this magical retelling from award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean, with stunning silhouette illustrations by Laura Barrett. With a sparkling foiled cover, this beautiful gift book is a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf!

Duckling A Fairy Tale Revolution

Duckling A Fairy Tale Revolution

Author: Kamila Shamsie Illustrator: Laura Barrett Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Kamila Shamsie retells 'The Ugly Duckling'. A Fairy Tale Revolution is here to remix and revive our favourite stories. 'A duck unlike other ducks. A raincloud-duck, with the heart of a lion, who struck out into the world on her own...' On the farm, some eggs are hatching. A flock of sweet ducklings are popping out. But one duckling looks different from all the others... Cast out and all alone, this odd duckling will need all her bravery and curiosity to survive. Her journey is a search for belonging, but what she finds is the right to be different.

Hansel and Greta A Fairy Tale Revolution

Hansel and Greta A Fairy Tale Revolution

Author: Jeanette Winterson Illustrator: Laura Barrett Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Jeanette Winterson retells 'Hansel and Gretel'. A Fairy Tale Revolution is here to remix and revive our favourite stories. 'Deep in the wood' Greta lives with her brother Hansel on the edge of a great forest - a forest in danger of destruction. GreedyGuts, their aunt, doesn't appreciate Hansel and Greta's plans to replant trees and save the forest. In fact, she thinks they're horrible little vegetarians. GreedyGuts doesn't give two hoots about nature. She favours luxury and living it up: eating, shopping and partying hard. And so she hatches a plan to get rid of the meddling, do-gooder kids...deep in the wood.

The Story of the Nativity

The Story of the Nativity

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator: Laura Barrett Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A captivating retelling of the story of the very first Christmas from multi-award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. In the still heart of the night, the child was born. A boy. Mary kissed him, washed him, wrapped him tightly and laid him in the wooden trough where the animals usually munched hay. She gave him a kiss. She gave him a name too - Jesus - just as the angel had told her to do. Discover the tale of Mary and Joseph, the Angel Gabriel, the shepherds, the wise men and the arrival of the Baby Jesus, retold in simple, lyrical language. Illustrated with enchanting silhouette artwork by Laura Barrett, this is a book to be shared and treasured by every family at Christmas time.

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator: Laura Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

A magical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairytale, with stunningly intricate illustrations. When she falls in love with a prince, the little mermaid persuades a sea witch to replace her tail with legs so she can live on land. But the price demanded by the wicked sea witch is great: the mermaid's beautiful voice . . . Rediscover Hans Christian Andersen's entrancing, bittersweet tale of love, set between land and sea. Retold by renowned storyteller and Carnegie Medal winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean. With a sparkling foiled cover and beautiful silhouette-style illustrations, this is a must-have addition to any bookshelf.

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator: Laura Barrett Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

An enchanting picture book retelling of The Snow Queen. A magical, wintery tale of friendship, love and adventure. Join Gerda on her epic journey to the mysterious, snowy lands of the frozen North. Meeting fairy-tale princesses, talking crows and wise old women with enchanted gardens, on her quest to rescue best friend Kai from the Snow Queen's icy palace. Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale has enchanted children for over 150 years. Retold by Carnegie Medal-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean, with stunningly intricate silhouette illustrations, this is a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf.

The Snow Queen Classic Pop-up and Play

The Snow Queen Classic Pop-up and Play

Author: Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator: Laura Barrett Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

The ultimate gift edition of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, with intricate silhouette artwork and a pop-up-and-play theatre finale. Unfold the concertina pages to follow Gerda's epic journey to the palace of the Snow Queen to rescue her best friend Kai, bewitched by a splinter of ice from an enchanted mirror. Reveal a beautiful pop-up palace on the final page and interact using the stand-up play figures. Discover enchanting silhouette artwork from artist Laura Barrett alongside a simple, evocative retelling of this famous tale. With a decorative foiled cover, this lavish gift book is a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf.

Wikkedwillissaga The Nine Lives of Wicked William

Wikkedwillissaga The Nine Lives of Wicked William

Author: John Lorna Campbell Illustrator: Laura Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2015

WikkedWillisSaga is based on the fictive life of a real cat that was born in the shop at Lochboisdale Pier. He found a home with a nearby crofter, Mairi Anndra, who shared her house with American folklorist and song collector Margaret Fay Shaw. When Margaret moved to Barra to marry John Lorne Campbell, Mairi insisted she take with her this remarkable cat. Willi stayed with her when the couple later made their home in Canna.

Uirsgeul Uilleim Dhona Naoi Beathannan Cait Uilc

Uirsgeul Uilleim Dhona Naoi Beathannan Cait Uilc

Author: John Lorne Campbell Illustrator: Laura Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2015

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