Classic Fairy Tales

By Berlie Doherty
Illustrated by Jane Ray

A spellbinding collection of twelve classic fairy tales, with exquisite illustrations by Jane Ray – shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

From double Carnegie Medal-winning author Berlie Doherty comes an enchanting collection of classic fairy tales, with magnificent illustrations by Jane Ray. The twelve stories in this collection – Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Beauty and the Beast, Rumpelstiltskin, Aladdin, the Fire-bird and Snow White – are among the best-loved fairy tales of all. These classic stories have enthralled children all over the world for hundreds of years; but rarely, if ever, have they been presented as perfectly as here. Berlie Doherty's graceful, direct prose combines with Jane Ray's intensely beautiful pictures to create a most memorable read. Here is fairy tale magic for many a lifetime. Now reissued with a sumptuous new jacket.

  • Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and named a Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year.
  • Berlie Doherty is a double Carnegie Medal-winning author.Exquisite illustrations by Jane Ray, a much-loved artist.
  • Here reissued with a beautiful new cover design.

About the author

Berlie Doherty has written many books for young people and has twice won the Carnegie Medal – for Granny Was a Buffer Girl and Dear Nobody. Her other titles include Spellhorn, Daughter of the Sea, Willa and Old Miss Annie (Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal) and the anthology Tales of Wonder and Magic. She also writes poetry and plays. She lives in Yorkshire. Jane Ray is an acclaimed children’s book illustrator. She collaborated with Kevin Crossley Holland on Heartsong, and with Carol Ann Duffy on The Lost Happy Endings. She also writes and illustrates her own books, including The Nutcracker and Can You Catch a Mermaid?, and has been shortlisted six times for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Jane is also the illustrator of the exquisite Fairy Tales, retold by Berlie Doherty, and is the 2018 IBBY UK nominee for the Andersen Illustration Award.

About the illustrator

Jane Ray is one of the most acclaimed contemporary children's book illustrators. Her books include The Story of Creation, winner of the Smarties Book Prize (6-8 category), and she has been nominated four times for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She lives in London.

ISBN: 9781406365962
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2016
Dimensions: 180 x 210mm, 224pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $34.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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