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You know the characters in some Fairy Tales which seemed stereotypical? Well this book changes that for characters like the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk, a servant boy in the Emperors New Clothes and the prince in Sleeping Beauty. A great way to portray a new look into the famous stories, which have lots to tell us about courage, strength, kindness and determination.

It makes a really good for reading alone for any age or for sharing with a class or at home. At the moment the book is in hard back, which makes it very resilient as I am sure it will be picked from the selves and read over and over again.

Susannah McFarlane , Australian author, is the creator and publisher of some of Australia's most successful children's book series. She is best known as the author of the bestselling EJ12 Girl Hero and EJ Spy School series, which have sold over 1 million copies. Susannah also created and co-wrote (with Louise Park, as Mac Park) the hugely popular D-Bot Squad and Boy vs Beast series and Fairy Tales for Feisty Girls.

Illustrators have been chosen to match each of the characters so you have a different slant on each separate story, they are; Brenton McKenna, Simon Howe, Matt Huynh and Louie Joyce.

Allen and Unwin are the Australian publishers who have produced this beautiful book.

Fairy Tales have huge potential and now even more so with this edition from Susannah McFarlane

Sue Martin is part of SmithMartin LLP

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