Retold by renowned children's writer, Geraldine McCaughrean, here are all the best-loved fairy tales and more. Favourites such as Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, the Little Mermaid, and the Princess and the Pea are accompanied by other
treasures such as the Three Gifts of the North Wind, Cap-of-Rushes, and the Tinderbox. As ever, Geraldine's writing style is original and dramatic, and she weaves magic into her world of knights, witches, frogs, and princesses. Sophy Williams' delicate and atmospheric colour illustrations throughout
the collection complement the text beautifully to make this a perfect gift.
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Geraldine McCaughrean was born and educated in Enfield, North London, the youngest daughter of a fireman and a teacher. She trained as a teacher, worked for ten years in publishing, and in 1988 became a full-time writer. Since then Geraldine has written over 130 books and plays for both adults
and children and has won every major children's book prize. Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband and their daughter. As a child Sophy Williams travelled widely with her family and lived in Singapore, the Middle East and Hong Kong. She came back to the UK to complete her education before
studying for a BA in Graphic Design and Illustration at Kingston Polytechnic. Sophy lives in Bradford-on-Avon with her partner Mark and their two children, Oscar and Leo.