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About the book
  • Published: 2 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141374024
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

Hortense And The Shadow




A deliciously dark fairy-tale about little girl who comes to hate her shadow, seeped in Eastern-European culture. The Hedgehog and in the Fog for a modern generation.

'Through the dark and wolfish woods, through the white and silent snow, lived a small girl called Hortense. Though kind and brave, she was sad as an owl because of one thing . . . Hortense hated her shadow.'

A beautifully illustrated dark fairy tale that will remind you of the fables you read as a child. A treasure not to be missed.

  • Pub date: 2 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141374024
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Authors

Lauren O'Hara

Natalia and Lauren are two sisters from the North of England. In the daytime they edit scripts and design sets, and at night they draw and write together. As children they loved fairytales, animal fables and the stories their Polish grandmother told on snowy nights. Hortense and the Shadow is their first picture book.


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