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Your first look at Beatrix Potter’s retelling of Red Riding Hood

Discover a deliciously dark retelling of the classic fairy tale by master storyteller Beatrix Potter, illustrated by world-renowned artist Helen Oxenbury.

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.

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