Lauren Beard

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Thumbelina
  • The Fairytale Hairdresser and Thumbelina

  • 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

Lauren Beard is an illustrator based in Manchester. As a child she 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 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.