Straw into Gold: Fairy Tales Re-spun


Award-winning writer Hilary McKay has ingeniously reinterpreted and retold a selection of traditional fairy tales for a new generation. Each story selected, from traditional folktales like ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ to fairy tales like ‘Rumplestiltskin’ and ‘The Princess and the Pea’, has been redeveloped through the inclusion of an often unknown by standing narrator. There may be different considerations or a reconstruction of each setting. However, the essence and structure of every story remains intact.

I found the stories absolutely mesmerising; I was hooked! Sarah Gibb’s evocative silhouette pictures add to the sparkle and strength of ‘Straw into Gold: Fairy Tales Re-spon‘. This is a book to give, read, share and treasure. We love it and recommend it to every Bookwagon reader.

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Straw into Gold: Fairy Tales Re-spun

Hilary McKay, illustrated by Sarah Gibb

(Pan Macmillan)

Straw into Gold: Fairy tales Re- spun‘ offers a superbly reinterpreted selection of fairy tales. Hilary McKay has ingeniously read, retold and redrafted every story. Each retains its magic and structure, but meets the needs of a new generation, with curiosity, wit and wonder.


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