A retelling with a twist of this classic fairy tale by master storyteller Beatrix Potter and illustrated by world-renowned illustrator Helen Oxenbury "Once upon a time there was a village child who was so pretty - so pretty as never was seen . . ."So begins Beatrix Potter's retelling of Red Riding Hood. Filled with the delicious darkness of the original classic fairy tale - and some trademark Potter wit and flourishes - this book is brilliantly brought to life with artwork by one of the world's greatest illustrators, Helen Oxenbury, who perfectly captures the villages, meadows and woodland of an England of old.
Beatrix Potter (Author) Beatrix Potter is one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902) she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Mr Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten. Her humorous, lively tales and beautiful illustrations have become a natural part of childhood.A source of inspiration was the Lake District where she lived for the last thirty years of her life as a farmer and conservationist. Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator) Helen Oxenbury has charmed generations of children with her award-winning illustrations. She has won the Kate Greenaway medal and the Kurt Maschler Award and her numerous books include We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
Oxenbury's pictures are glorious in their scene setting and loveliness of line-Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times