Deep In the Forest: traditional tales (7 - 11 years)

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This collection of 22 books takes the reader deeper into the world of traditional tales and fairy stories. It includes literary fairy tales, such as Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant in a stunning illustrated adaptation by Alexis Deacon and a wonderful rettling of the Aladdin story by Philip Pullman from the Thousand and One Nights. Some of the stories selected play with the conventions of story, making them particularly interesting for this age group rather than younger c'hildren. Lauren Child's, 'Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?',  Allan Ahlberg's 'Previously' and Philip Pullman's ' I Was a Rat' give rise to some interesting ideas that will provoke disccussion about the nature of stories, storytelling and reading. Children in Key Stage 2 are also likely to understand the finer nuances in the narrative voice of B B Wolf in Jon Scieszka's 'The True Story of the Three Little Pigs'

We have also included stories from around the world. John Steptoe's 'Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters' is a well known Cinderella type story and Arthur Ransome's classic, Old Peter's Russian Tales, includes the story of The Firebird and Baba Yaga. Marcia William's characteristic comic style retellings of tales from India and Sinbad ensure that this collection appeals to readers with a wide range of interests and abilities.

Indicative titles

Allan Ahlberg Previously
Hans Chritian Andersen The Snow Queen
Anthony Browne Me and You
Lauren Child Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
Ursula Jones Beauty and the Beast
Richard Monte The Dragon of Krakow and Other Polish Tales
Michael Morpurgo The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Jan Pienkowski The Thousand Nights and One Night
Saviour Pirotta The Sleeping Princess and Other Tales from Grimm
Philip Pullman Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
Philip Pullman I Was a Rat
Philip Pullman Puss in Boots
Arthur Ransome Old Peter's Russian Tales
Lynn Roberts Rapunzel
Lynn Roberts Cinderella
Jon Sciezska True Story of the Three Little Pigs
John Steptoe Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
Helen Ward The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
David Wiesner The Three Pigs
Oscar Wilde/Alexis Deacon The Selfish Giant
Marcia Williams Sinabd the Sailor
Marcia Williams The Elephant's Friend

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Bethan Woollvin interviewed by Madelyn Travis

Bethan Woollvin won The Macmillan Prize for illustrating in 2014 for her arresting version of Little Red Riding Hood. It is inspired by her own childhood response to the story: she didn't believe any little girl would be taken in by the wolf. After graduating from Anglia Ruskin University with a First Class Degree in Illustration, Bethan moved to London, where she continues to create extraordinary books. Bethan took some time out from her busy schedule to chat to Madelyn Travis.

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