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Paperback Chapter Book

ISBN: 9781782852766

Retold by Xanthe Gresham
Illustrated by Charlotte Gastuat

How will tiny Thumbelina find her way home to Mother? In this fresh twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved fairy tale, our modern, empowered Thumbelina will remind everyone who feels small that they too can be strong.

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  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.13 inches
  • Page Count: 48 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 7-10 years

Awards & Accolades

  • Best Books for Children, New York Public Library, 2016
  • 11 best books for 4 to 7-year-olds, The Independent, 2016

"A smoothly paced, lyrical retelling of Andersen's classic that works equally well as... an independent-reading title for early to middle graders... [Features a] small protagonist who conquers fears, overcomes harrowing encounters, stands up for herself, devises clever ideas to extricate herself from trouble, and emerges triumphant" — Kirkus Reviews

About the Contributors

Retold by - Xanthe Gresham
Xanthe Gresham Knight is an acclaimed writer and storyteller who performs across Europe and North America and who, according to the Arts Council of England, "speaks like a woman spitting jewels." Xanthe lives in East Sussex, England.
Illustrated by - Charlotte Gastuat
Charlotte Gastaut is one of France’s best-known illustrators of children’s books. She studied at the École Supérieure d'Art Graphique. She has contributed to numerous women's magazines and has written and illustrated many books for children. Charlotte lives in France.

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