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  • Published: 29 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781784876418
  • Imprint: Vintage Children's Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $27.99

Blueblood

A Fairy Tale Revolution


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A retelling of 'Blueblood' from A Fairy Tale Revolution, a series designed to breathe new life into old stories, for modern girls and boys

Malorie Blackman retells ‘Bluebeard’. A Fairy Tale Revolution is here to remix and revive our favourite stories.
‘Please don’t even try to get down to the basement. Just leave it alone – okay? Otherwise you’ll ruin things for both of us…’Nia has met the man she wants to marry. Marcus is kind, clever and handsome, with a beard so dark it is nearly blue-black. Nia demands a single promise from him – that Marcus will never enter her study in the basement, her private space.

But when Marcus’s curiosity begins to mount Nia feels more and more uneasy. Will he betray her? Can he accept that no means no? Can a woman ever have a room of her own?

  • Pub date: 29 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781784876418
  • Imprint: Vintage Children's Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Authors

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over 60 books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and most recently her science fiction thriller Chasing the Stars. Her work has also been adapted for TV with the 6-part adaptation of Pig-Heart Boy winning a BAFTA and Noughts & Crosses currently in production for the BBC, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z's entertainment company) on board to curate and release the soundtrack as Executive Producer. A stage adaptation of the book, by Pilot Theatre, will run from February 2019, under the direction of Sabrina Mahfouz. In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children’s books, in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature and, between 2013 and 2015, she was the Children’s Laureate. Malorie is currently writing for the new Doctor Who series on BBC One and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses sequence, Crossfire, will be published by Penguin Random House Children's in summer 2019.

Laura Barrett

Laura Barrett is an illustrator inspired by the darker side of folk and fairy tales, and enjoys working in the medium of traditional Scherenschnitte (paper cutting). Since graduating from University of the Arts London and with over 10 years of industry experience, Laura has worked with a stellar client list including the BBC and The Guardian. Laura works from her home studio in South East London.


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