A Dark, Dark Tale

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Andersen Press

Chillers Humorous Stories, Picture Storybooks Horror & Ghost Stories

Children will delight in following the black cat's progress through the dark wood, into the dark house, and eventually to the surprise discovery at the back of the toy cupboard, in this mysterious, beautifully illustrated picture book.


Ruth Brown is the creator of some of Britain's best loved children's books, that have been shortlisted for many awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal. She has created a great many picture books for Andersen Press and is highly respected as an author and illustrator. She was born in Devon and now lives in London and Kent.


This stunning book – theme and pictures both – is based on a motif of great simplicity and power…a lovely end.


The most brilliant fusion of picture and theme.


Ruth Brown’s spooky read-aloud book pretends to be scarier than it is: even the youngest listener should be delighted by the punch line.

Time Magazine

The simplicity of the text and the expressive beauty of the illustrations build up the tension to culminate in a surprising ending in this stunning picture book.


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