Abie Longstaff

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Thumbelina
  • The Fairytale Hairdresser and Thumbelina

  • Abie Longstaff

    Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all of Fairyland. . .

    A brave, stylish heroine for whom no tangle is too troublesome and no frizz too fearsome!

    . . . . . . .

    It's almost time for the Flower Festival and Kitty Lacey's salon is bursting with people who would like a special floral hairstyle.

    This is the Flower People's favourite time of year but they have all mysteriously disappeared. All except one: Thumbelina.

    But when Thumbelina vanishes too, can Kittie save the day with the help of a bluebird, a sprinkle of magic and some fabulous fairytale fashion?

RELEASED 08/08/2019

Abie Longstaff (Author) Abie Longstaff is the eldest of six children and grew up in Australia, Hong Kong and France. She knows all about squabbling, chaos and bossing younger sisters around. So she logically began her career as a barrister. She started writing when her children were born. Her favourite childhood books were Hating Alison Ashley, A Little Princess, Maura's Angel and The Black Stallion and she sneakily reads them again sometimes. Abie lives in North London with her family and a very pesky cocker spaniel who chews the post. Lauren Beard (Illustrator) Lauren Beard is an illustrator based in Manchester. As a young girl she always loved drawing and reading, and would write and illustrate short stories for her two younger brothers. She has been fascinated by animals, fairy tales and folklore since her childhood, when she would visit her Irish Grandma and was told to "watch out for the fairies!" Her work is hand-drawn and coloured both digitally and by hand, using all types of media to get different textures. Lauren enjoys adding little details and modern humour to her illustrations appealing to children and adults alike. Lauren lives with her cat, Sushi, who keeps her company when drawing.