Poetic and lyrical ... Beautiful, ethereal Jinnie floats through a succession of colourful, gauzy illustrations, all spangled with decorative detail. (Times Educational Supplement
This lyrical poem is matched by Jane Ray's ethereal illustrations, full of exotic fabrics and textures and hypnotic colours. A beautiful book to own and a delight to read aloud. (The Ultimate First Book Guide
There’s a spell-binding lyricism to this magical story about Jinnie Ghost who floats along the street calling on all the children as they sleep. Jinnie Ghost brings dreams, beautiful dreams, frightening dreams, active dreams and Jane Ray captures them all in her cleverly created and atmospheric illustrations. (Book Ahead 0-7
About the Author
Berlie Doherty has written many books for young people and has twice won the Carnegie Medal. Her titles include Willa and Old Miss Annie
which was Highly Commended for the 1995 Carnegie Medal.
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Jane Ray graduated from Middlesex University in 3D Design. She began her career designing greetings cards, book jackets and posters. Gradually, however, she moved towards children's book illustration, especially fairy tales, mythology and folktales. Jane's first picture book for Frances Lincoln was Jinnie Ghost with Berlie Doherty, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. Her other acclaimed picture books include The King of Capri with Jeanette Winterson, Romeo and Juliet with Michael Rosen, and The Dolls' House Fairy and Snow White, which she both wrote and illustrated. She lives with her family in North London.