Blackberry Blue and Other Tales by Jamila Gavin ( class set, 30 books)

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Prepare to enter a world of magicians, enchanted forests, talking animals and wicked witches...These beautifully written and original stories will delight readers of all ages, and the stunning illustrations by Richard Collingridge will take your breath away.

Emma Faulkner and her class won UKLA's 'Our Class Loves This Book' with their work based on Blackberry Blue. Read about Emma's ideas here


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Blackberry Blue discussion guide

Title: Blackberry Blue and Other Fairy Tales 

Author: Jamila Gavin

Illustrator: Richard Collingridge

 Synopsis: This collection of six original Fairy Tales by Jamila Gavin takes the reader into familiar territory but adds new twists and fresh perspectives, which invite re-reading  and re-thinking about the classic myths and fairy tales.

 In her preface Gavin writes, ‘Fairy tales were my greatest passion as a child. I could never enter a wood without imagining magical characters: princes and princesses, sorcerers and demons. Even in cities, I would suddenly see a character who, among all the teeming crowds and traffic, seemed to have stepped out of a fairy tale.’ The world of Gavin’s tales is timeless, there are forests, palaces and caves but the modern world also intrudes into the stories. The Purple Lady of the second story drives a car and the young boy Abu, who sets of to search for his sister rides in a bus rather than on horseback.

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