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David Roberts' Delightfully Different Fairy Tales (Hardcover)
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A humorous, stylish, and empowering retelling of three classic fairy tales
Star illustrator David Roberts joins forces with his author sister, Lynn, for the retelling of three classic tales: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Rapunzel. These stories have a feminist twist with leading ladies full of personality. David Roberts and Lynn Roberts-Maloney introduce Cinderella as a 1920s flapper girl who spends an evening in a beautiful art deco ballroom; Sleeping Beauty as a 1950s sci-fi nerd who pricks her finger on a record player and is woken by a resourceful young historian; and Rapunzel as a groovy 1970s chick who lives in a tower block! These are classic fairy tales for a modern audience.
About the Author
David Roberts was born in Liverpool. He studied fashion before moving to Hong Kong to work as a fashion illustrator. Since returning to the UK, he has illustrated numerous books, and was runner-up for the prestigious Mother Goose Award for children's illustration. His titles include the smash hits Ada Twist, Scientist and Rosie Rever, Engineer published by Abrams, the "Dirty Bertie" series, Julia Donaldson's Tyrannosaurus Drip, and many Philip Ardagh titles. David now lives and works in London where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats.
Lynn Roberts has worked with children's literature for many years, both as a specialist in book shops and as a writer. Cinderella was her first picture book, and she says, "When someone bought it [from me] for the first time, I had a smile to myself. But I didn't let on...." She then went on to author Rapunzel and Little Red, both for Pavilion.