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Magic Beans: A Handful of Fairytales from the Storybag

Magic Beans: A Handful of Fairytales from the Storybag [Kindle Edition]

Jacqueline Wilson , Michael Morp By Jacqueline Wilson Philip Pullman , Michael Morp Philip Pullman
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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"An entrancing collection of classic fairtyales retold by leading storytellers such as Philip Pullman, Adele Geras, and Malorie Blackman. Elegant line drawings add to the magic" (Amanda Craig The Times)

"A wonderfully entertaining sampler of 14 great storytellers, who include Anne Fine, Phillip Pullman and Jacqueline Wilson. It's rich retellings range from Aesops Fables to the Little Mermaid" (Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times)

"With wonderfully told stories by brilliant writers including Alan Garner, Linda Newbery, Anne Fine, Gillian Cross, Berlie Doherty and Philip Pullman, parents will love it every bit as much as their kids" (Daniel Hahn Independent)

"If you don't have a collection, then Magic Beans: A Handful of Fairytales from the Storybag is as good a place to start as any . . . Even bought as a reference guide to fantastic writers for your kids to explore, it'll be money well spent" (Mail on Sunday)

"With comfortable print and decorative embellishments by well-known illustrators, this rich kaleidoscope of stories is a book for keeps" (Mary Arrigan The Irish Examiner)

Book Description

Beautiful retellings of favourite fairytales by the best-loved writers for children.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 948 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: RHCP Digital (10 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #308,739 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jacqueline Wilson is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author. The Illustrated Mum was chosen as British Children's Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award for Double Act, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. In June 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was made a Dame.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Re working the classics 13 Feb 2012
Lovely book containing some much loved classics. My 5 year old had this for Christmas and even though she was familiar with the stories, they were still of interest as the authors have added much more detail. Would highly recommend!
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By rvan
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I started reading the version of Rupunzel by Jacquline Wilson to my class and when scanning ahead found out that the prince stays overnight and makes her pregnant. Yes it is beautifully written but not quite what I was looking for to share fairytales with my year 2 class.
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