Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales is a classic fairy-tale collection to treasure. Featuring Hilary McKay's imaginative retellings of key favourites, this ten-story collection includes the much-loved tales of Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Princess and the Pea, Rumpelstiltskin, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, The Swan Brothers, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Red Riding Hood, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Hansel and Gretel.
This gorgeous gift hardback has a foiled cover, a ribbon marker and features black-and-white line and tone illustrations throughout from the talented Sarah Gibb.
Hilary McKay is a critically acclaimed award-winning author. She won the Guardian Fiction Prize for The Exiles, and the Smarties and the Whitbread Award for The Exiles in Love and Saffy's Angel respectively. Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales was her first book with Macmillan Children's Books and is a critically acclaimed collection of clever retellings. Her 2018 title, The Skylarks' War, marks the centenary of the end of the First World War and was the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018. It is a classic in the making.
Hilary McKay is back! . . . She's inventive, funny and will always make you laugh . . . the oldest stories given fresh life
one of the best children's writers working today, and this collection shows her at her warm, witty, dazzling best
The Spectator - Daniel Hahn
I'm reading this utterly beautiful collection of fairy tales by Hilary McKay... and it's delicious and biting and wise
Twitter - Katherine Rundell
So breathtakingly beautiful, it's literally giving me chills... gorgeous and perfectly drawn out for kids AND adults... pretty sure this is the very best book I've read this year. It is thrillingly good.
Twitter - Stephanie Burgis
This collection will delight anyone who knows the stories well enough to appreciate McKay's subversive twists, rich characterisation and inventive additions.
The Sunday Times
Via enthralling framing narratives, deft twists and thought-provoking details, McKay renews classic tales - including The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Rumpelstiltskin - in this sumptuous collection, enriched by Gibb's evocative black-and-white line drawings.
This book is a real treasure as Hilary McKay presents us with ten traditional and well-loved tales which she has skillfully mixed up, re-worked and re-imagined.
Carousel - Louise Stothard