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Product Description

Witchy, scary, beautiful: a work of genius. Lyrical writing. Vibrant art. The only version that’ll do for us. The witch, the breadcrumb trail, the house of sweets in the forest. Michael Morpurgo plus Emma Chichester Clark: how could we not be enchanted…? Every moment of the classic Grimm fairy tale sings afresh in the hands of these two master creators. Dare you follow Hansel and Gretel into the dark forest?

  • A magical new retelling with glorious colour artwork
  • Full of danger, temptation, magic and beautiful art
  • Michael Morpurgo is a former Children’s Laureate
  • Emma’s books include the Blue Kangaroo series

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781406356861

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

8025 morpurgo 206731

Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, weaving captivating stories full of drama and intensity that are coming to be regarded as true classics. Exploring the most profound subjects with a light yet powerful touch, his books tell unforgettable stories in simple, direct words.

Michael Morpurgo discovered his talent for writing while working as a teacher. “We had to read the children a story every day and my lot were bored by the book I was reading. I decided I had to do something and told them the kind of story I used to tell my kids – it was like a soap opera, and they focused on it. I could see there was magic in it for them, and realised there was magic in it for me.”

Living in Devon, listening to Mozart, and working with children have provided most of the stimulae Michael needs to discover and write his stories. He spends about half his life mucking out sheds with the children, feeding sheep or milking cows; the other half he spends dreaming up and writing stories. “For me, the greater part of writing is daydreaming, dreaming the dream of my story until it hatches out – the writing down of it I always find hard. But I love finishing it, then holding the book in my hand and sharing my dream with my readers.”

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