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  • Published: 10 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9781448195763
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Beauty and the Beast




This bestselling picture book has had a gorgeous makeover to celebrate 10 years of The Fairytale Hairdresser!

The Beast's heart is melted by the beautiful and artistic Bella - but could she ever love someone so beastly?

A refreshed edition of this magical story full of favourite fairytale characters, starring the best hairdresser in all the land, Kittie Lacey.

  • Published: 10 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9781448195763
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the authors

Abie Longstaff

Abie Longstaff is the eldest of six children and grew up in Australia, Hong Kong and France. She knows all about squabbling, chaos and bossing younger sisters around. So she logically began her career as a barrister. She started writing when her children were born. Her favourite childhood books were Hating Alison Ashley, A Little Princess, Maura's Angel and The Black Stallion and she sneakily reads them again sometimes. Abie lives in Hove with her family.

Lauren Beard

Lauren Beard is an illustrator based in Manchester. As a young girl she always loved drawing and reading, and would write and illustrate short stories for her two younger brothers. She has been fascinated by animals, fairy tales and folklore since her childhood, when she would visit her Irish Grandma and was told to "watch out for the fairies!"

Her work is hand-drawn and coloured both digitally and by hand, using all types of media to get different textures. Lauren enjoys adding little details and modern humour to her illustrations appealing to children and adults alike.

Lauren lives with her cat, Sushi, who keeps her company when drawing.

Praise for The Fairytale Hairdresser and Beauty and the Beast

Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all the land and she has wonderful fairytale adventures too. It's soon to be Prince Charming and Princess Cinderella's Ball, but Kittie faces a real challenge - can she make Beast lovable? Of course, this IS a fairytale, so you can be sure of a happy ending but it's quite different to the traditional tale. This is a lovely series, peopled on every page with a wondrous range of fairytale characters for children to spot, and with some very contemporary twists on the outcomes.

Parents in Touch

Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all the land and she has wonderful fairytale adventures too. It's soon to be Prince Charming and Princess Cinderella's Ball, but Kittie faces a real challenge - can she make Beast lovable? Of course, this IS a fairytale, so you can be sure of a happy ending but it's quite different to the traditional tale. This is a lovely series, peopled on every page with a wondrous range of fairytale characters for children to spot, and with some very contemporary twists on the outcomes.

Parents in Touch

Definitely another hit book from this super duo whose use of diverse characters breaks the mould.

City Kids

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