Once Upon a Wild Wood

Chris Riddell

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Macmillan Children's Books

9781509817061
32
Synopsis

Little Green Raincape is on her way to Rapunzel's party, deep in the wild woods. The way is long and dark, but Green is a smart girl. Smart enough to turn down apples offered by kindly old ladies, smart enough to turn down travel advice from helpful wolves, and above all, smart enough to solve a wealth of classic fairy tale problems – not least mend a lovelorn beast's broken heart.

Once Upon a Wild Wood is a richly imagined story packed full of familiar fairy tale characters as you've never seen them before. Including Red Riding Hood, Thumbelina, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, the three bears, the seven dwarfs and many more!

A visual feast on every page, illustrated with warmth and humour and full of witty details to discover – this is Chris Riddell at his picture book best!

In the media
A smart young heroine, playful storytelling full of wit and detail, and rich, layered pictures in his unique style.

The Bookseller

A smart young heroine, playful storytelling full of wit and detail, and rich, layered pictures in his unique style

The Bookseller, Editor's choice

Chris Riddell’s Once Upon a Wild Wood is an elegant subversion of the fairytale canon [...] Riddell’s layered landscapes, full of sly detail, invite exploration.

The Guardian

Riddell’s drawings lend old-fashioned enchantment to this thoroughly modern tale

Daily Telegraph