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Little Red

A Favourite Tale with a Twist

Illustrated by David Roberts

Lynn Roberts

Pavilion Children’s

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ISBN: 9781843651833

Price: £5.99

Publication date: 24 March 2011

Category: Picture Books

Little Red is on his way to visit his grandmother on the other side of the wood. Ignoring all warnings of wolves in the wood, he removes his coat and strays from the path. That’s when the greedy wolf, lurking in the wood, hatches an evil plan. He steals the little boy’s red coat and hurries to the cottage to gobble up Little Red’s shortsighted grandmother. But once the wolf’s had his dinner, he’s ready for dessert… meaning Little Red is next on the menu! But can a keg of delicious sparkling ginger beer save him from a gruesome end?

With settings from the fabulously quirky ‘Ye Olde Belch’ Inn to grandmother’s eerie old cottage, this witty reworking of the classic tale is perfectly adapted to 18th-century England and is bursting with period detail.

Other titles in the series: Cinderella and Rapunzel.

ABOUT THE Illustrator

David Roberts was born in Liverpool. He studied fashion before moving to Hong Kong to work as a fashion illustrator. Since returning to the UK, he has illustrated numerous books, and was runner-up for the prestigious Mother Goose Award for children’s illustration. His titles include the Dirty Bertie series, Julia Donaldson’s Tyrannosaurus Drip and many Philip Ardagh titles. David now lives and works in London where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats.

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ABOUT THE Author

Lynn Roberts has worked with children’s literature for many years – both as a specialist in book shops and as a writer. Cinderella was her first picture book, and she says, “When someone bought it for the first time, I had a smile to myself. But I didn’t let on…”. She is the author of Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Little Red and Cinderella.

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