David Roberts’ Delightfully Different Fairytales
David Roberts, Lynn Roberts
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.
'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 * 'Deliciously, delightfully different takes on the fairy tales we all know.' * Creative Steps * 'Offers a fabulously illustrated, delightful twist on some traditional fairy stories. Well worth a read!' * NSTBA blog * 'Certainly lives up to its title! ... The illustrations are particularly nice!' * Storytime magazine * '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 '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 * '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 * 'With an unusual twist to well-known tales, this is a beautiful book to buy your little ones!' -- The Teacher Bookworm '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 'Glorious illustrations' -- Absolutely Education
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