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  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241503492
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid



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

The little mermaid is all in a lather - the Sea Witch has stolen her beautiful singing voice! Will Kittie Lacey be able to fix this terrible tangle and help her friend find her voice?

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

  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241503492
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

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 the Little Mermaid

This lovely story is full of fairytale characters to spot - and the clever twists in the illustrations give even adults something to look out for. Lauren Beard's superb illustrations are full of detail - take your time over this book and share it with your child to get the very best out of it. A wonderful series

V. W., Parents in Touch

Coral is a mermaid with a beautiful singing voice. But she longs to swap her tail for legs so she can be with Prince Marino. When the evil witch offers her the chance to do so, she jumps at it - but it is a trick. Luckily, Kittie Lacey, the best hairdresser in the land, hatches a plan to save the day. This is a fabulous fairy tale with a twist.

Natasha Harding, The Sun

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