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David Roberts' Delightfully Different Fairytales

David Roberts Lynn Roberts



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07 October 2020
A treasury of fairy tales with a difference - feminist, sparky and set in different decades of the 20th century, with funky clothes and recognisable settings. A stunning collaboration between the brilliant illustrator David Roberts and his talented writer sister Lynn.

This special collection includes:

a feminist Sleeping Beauty, set in the 1950s (and 2950s), in a story populated entirely with women and girls (no princes needed here!) a 1970s Rapunzel whose friend plays in a rock band a 1920s-set Cinderella with flapper girls and a fashion-conscious fairy godmother.

These are all deliciously, delightfully different takes on the fairy tales we all know.
By:   Lynn Roberts
Illustrated by:   David Roberts
Imprint:   Pavilion
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 265mm,  Width: 265mm, 
ISBN:   9781843654759
ISBN 10:   184365475X
Pages:   104
Publication Date:   07 October 2020
Recommended Age:   From 7 to 9 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Roberts began his career in fashion illustration. He has since illustrated numerous children's books, for which he has won and been shortlisted for awards. His work ranges from Pavilion Books' fairy tale retellings, to his brilliantly funny books with Julia Donaldson such as Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Troll and The Cook and the King. He has also earned great success through his books with Andrea Beaty (Ada Twist, Scientist and others) and his self-authored title Suffragette. Lynn Roberts has worked with children's literature for many years - both as a specialist in book shops and as a writer. She is the author of modern adaptations of the classic fairytales of Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Little Red and Cinderella.

Reviews for David Roberts' Delightfully Different Fairytales

'The stories are zingy and fun with plenty of tongue-in-cheek humour: perfect... to remind us that girls can rescue themselves and have a lot of fun doing it.' -- Book Trust 'With an unusual twist to well-known tales, this is a beautiful book to buy your little ones!' -- The Teacher Bookworm 'With spellbinding storytelling and detailed illustrations, these are utterly original in their portrayals of heroines (we think) we know so well ... Full of retro charm, these fresh retellings will be adored by new generations and their... retro parents!' * Book Bairn * 'One of the most stylish collections of fairy tales I've ever seen - David Roberts' stunning illustrations whisk us back to bygone eras, whilst Lynn Roberts-Maloney's sparkling text transforms some of our most beloved stories ... Packed with amazing period details and subtle twists, this is a volume to be treasured.' * Library Girl and Book Boy blog * 'David Roberts' illustrations are fabulously detailed and provide an amazing insight into life in three very distinctive eras ... highly entertaining ... We love all three stories.' -- Story Snug 'Certainly lives up to its title! ... The illustrations are particularly nice!' * Storytime magazine * 'Offers a fabulously illustrated, delightful twist on some traditional fairy stories. Well worth a read!' * NSTBA blog * 'Deliciously, delightfully different takes on the fairy tales we all know.' * Creative Steps * 'David Roberts's bold, cartoonish illustrations perfectly complement these three fun-filled stories, where a new setting and time period influence each adventure.' -- Sally Morris * The Daily Mail *

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