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Creeping Beauty: Fairy Tales Gone Bad

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Creeping Beauty: Fairy Tales Gone Bad by Joseph Coelho is a subversive, funny – and deliciously prickly! – tale for the young reader looking for a book with bite.

Eshe and her twelve sisters are Fairy Godmothers, honoured for the incredible gifts they can bestow. But Eshe’s special abilities are a little different – she can glimpse into the future! 

And, one day, Eshe foresees something terrifying: a world blanketed in creeping vines and a girl covered in thorns. Eshe needs to stop her vision becoming true, but it will require old and powerful magic. And she won’t be able to do it alone...

Following on from Zombierella and Frankenstiltskin, this is the third and final book in a deliciously dark trilogy of twisted classics, written in verse by award-winning poet Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Freya Hartas.

The first title in the trilogy, Zombierella, was the winner of the Tower Hamlets Book Award. It has also been shortlisted for the Laugh Out Loud Book Awards, the Diverse Book Awards and longlisted for the Alligator's Mouth Award. It was also nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Creeping Beauty: Fairy Tales Gone Bad by Joseph Coelho is out now published by Walker Books priced £7.99

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