Red Riding Hood by Beatrix Potter book cover

Copyright © Helen Oxenbury, 2019

Beatrix Potter and Helen Oxenbury's retelling of Red Riding Hood will be out in September 2019.

Order your copy here:
UK: Waterstones | Amazon 
Australia: Penguin Random House
New Zealand: Penguin Random House
India: Amazon
South Africa: Exclusive Books

The story

Beatrix Potter's retelling of Red Riding Hood is filled with the delicious darkness of the original classic fairy tale - and some trademark Potter wit and flourishes. This book is brilliantly brought to life with artwork by one of the world's greatest illustrators, Helen Oxenbury. 

Beatrix Potter was a visionary and a trailblazer and didn’t flinch from retelling a more sinister version of the story, featuring a truly dastardly and villainous wolf and the original dark ending.

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The Wolf in Potter's story is a wonderful villain to draw, and has kept me on my toes with his sly evil ways. – Helen Oxenbury

The wolf Helen Oxenbury

Copyright © Helen Oxenbury, 2019

Red Riding Hood Helen Oxenbury illustration

Copyright © Helen Oxenbury, 2019

About the author and illustrator

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter is one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902) she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Mr Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten. Her humorous, lively tales and beautiful illustrations have become a natural part of childhood.

Helen Oxenbury

Helen Oxenbury has charmed generations of children with her award-winning illustrations. She has won the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award and her numerous books include We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

  • Red Riding Hood

  • "Once upon a time there was a village child who was so pretty - so pretty as never was seen . . ."

    So begins Beatrix Potter's retelling of Red Riding Hood. A darkly delicious adaptation of the classic tale, filled with trademark Potter wit and flourishes, little Red Riding Hood sets off to Granny's house with a very hungry wolf in tow.

    But nobody saw her pass.

    Brilliantly brought to life with artwork by one of the world's greatest illustrators, Helen Oxenbury, this is the perfect gift for Beatrix Potter fans, big and small.

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