Books

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Aladdin

Abie Longstaff

The Fairytale Hairdresser is having a long-overdue holiday -- but in no time at all she is tangled up in a world of flying carpets, mysterious jewels and magical lamps. Can she rescue Aladdin, free the genie and save the day?

The Magic Potions Shop: The Firebird

Abie Longstaff

In the fifth magical adventure in the new series from the creators of the Fairytale Hairdresser, Tibben, the Potions Master’s apprentice, and his friend Wizz must journey to the Parched Desert to get to the bottom of the mystery fierce hot winds, which are blowing sand all over the Kingdom of Arthwen.

Perfect for first readers whether reading alone or reading aloud.

This is the fifth book in the enchanting six-book Magic Potions Shop series. Book 1: The Young Apprentice; book 2: The River Horse; book 3: The Blizzard Bear; book 4: The Lightning Pup; book 5: The Firebird; book 6: The Emerald Dragon

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Princess and the Pea

Abie Longstaff (and others)

Princesses from all across the land are flocking to fairyland village for the chance to marry the prince. But one princess is not all she seems...

Amid the excitements of the annual festival of food, the Fairytale Hairdresser must use all her skills to root out a wicked witch and ensure true love's course runs without a hitch. Featuring all the fairytale favourites, hilarious hairstyles, outrageous outfits and fantastic fairytale foods!

The Fairytale Hairdresser: a modern girl in a fairytale world!

The Magic Potions Shop: The Lightning Pup

Abie Longstaff (and others)

In the fourth magical adventure in the new young fiction series from the creators of the Fairytale Hairdresser series, Tibben the Potions Master’s apprentice follows the Lightning Pup to the Golden Palace where Prince Oro needs his help. Perfect for first readers.

The Magic Potions Shop: The Blizzard Bear

Abie Longstaff (and others)

In the third magical adventure in the new young fiction series from the creators of the Fairytale Hairdresser series, Tibben the Potions Master’s apprentice must travel over the frozen tundra to find out why it’s gone so dark.

Perfect for first readers whether reading alone or reading aloud.

This is the third book in the enchanting six-book Magic Potions Shop series. Book 1: The Young Apprentice; book 2: The River Horse; book 3: The Blizzard Bear; book 4: The Lightning Pup; book 5: The Fire Bird; book 6: The Emerald Dragon

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Beauty and the Beast

Abie Longstaff (and others)

The Big Bad Beast's heart is melted by Bella, the most beautiful girl in Fairy Land - but could she ever love someone so beastly?

The Fairytale Hairdresser teaches Beast that beauty is on the inside (although there's always time to treat yourself to a little makeover!) in this fabulous modern twist on the classic fairytale. There are witty fairytale jokes to spot and beautiful details to discover, read after read. Featuring all the fairytale favourites, this is the spectacular seventh story in the bestselling Fairytale Hairdresser series.

The Fairytale Hairdresser: a modern girl in a fairytale world!

The Magic Potions Shop: The River Horse

Abie Longstaff (and others)

Book 2 in the 6-part Magic Potions Shop series from the creators of the bestselling Fairytale Hairdresser, Abie Longstaff & Lauren Beard.

Tibben is the potions apprentice, and helps Grandpa make spells to sell in their shop. Along with Wizz, a magical creature with a special gift for finding things, they set off on adventures to help the creatures of Arthwen.

When the Water Sprites of Lake Sapphire start to feel poorly, it's up to Tibben and Wizz to find out what's making the enchanted waters of the kingdom dirty – can they solve the mystery?

This is the second of Tibben's adventures in Arthwen, following book 1: The Young Apprentice. This series is perfect for building reading confidence, whether reading aloud or alone.

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Sugar Plum Fairy

Abie Longstaff (and others)

On the night of the winter ballet – disaster strikes! The Prince of the Land of Sweets has gone missing!

Who will help defend the realm from the terrible Mouse King and Queen? With the help of some enchanted toys and some fabulous fairytale fashion, can the Fairytale Hairdresser save the day?


The Fairytale Hairdresser: a modern girl in a fairytale world!

The Magic Potions Shop: The Young Apprentice

Abie Longstaff (and others)

Book 1 in the 6-part Magic Potions Shop series, from the creators of the bestselling Fairytale Hairdresser series, Abie Longstaff & Lauren Beard.

In the Kingdom of Arthwen, there was a very unusual shop.
It wasn't on the high street; it was deep in the forest.
It wasn't in a building; it was inside a tree.
It didn't sell food, or clothes, or toys: this shop sold potions.

Tibben wants to be the Potions Master one day, just like Grandpa, but for now he is an apprentice and there is a lot to learn!

Tibben's adventure continues in book 2, The River Horse. This series is perfect for building reading confidence, whether reading aloud or reading alone.

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid

Abie Longstaff (and others)

The little memaid is all in a lather - the Sea Witch has stolen her beautiful singing voice!

The Fairytale Hairdresser will need all her hairdressing (and matchmaking) skills to tackle this terrible tangle and guarantee a happy ever after. This magical, fairytale adventure is awash with funny fairytale references to spot and favourite friends to find, with a sprinkling of glitz and glamour.

The Fairytale Hairdresser: a modern girl in a fairytale world!

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas

Abie Longstaff (and others)

It's Christmas Eve, but someone has stolen all the presents -- Christmas will be ruined!
Can Kittie Lacey help Father Christmas save the day and melt a certain Snow Queen's icy heart?

This wintery addition to the Fairytale Hairdresser series features elegant elves, coiffured reindeer and a whole cast of Fairytale folk in their festive finery. Filled with fairytale fun and a glittery surprise, this witty classic celebrates Christmas in style and is perfect for fans of Frozen.

A fabulously fun story full of favourite fairytale characters, starring the best hairdresser in all the land, Kittie Lacey!

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Snow White

Abie Longstaff (and others)

Snow White has fled from the palace and the wicked queen is on her trail. With the help of seven musical dwarves, a magic mirror and a dashing doctor prince, can Kittie Lacey save the day?

This is the fourth story in the Fairytale Hairdresser series featuring a feisty, stylish heroine for whom no tangle is too troublesome and no frizz too fearsome. No little princess or prince should be without these stories, filled with fairytale fun and a surprise glitter spread.

A fabulously fun story full of favourite fairytale characters, starring the best hairdresser in all the land, Kittie Lacey!

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Sleeping Beauty

Abie Longstaff (and others)

A wicked fairy has cast a spell sending Princess Rose into a deep sleep in this modern retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story. With the help of some fairy godmothers and a dashing, garden-designing prince, Kittie Lacey, the fairytale hairdresser, must break the spell. Perfect for little fans of Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent!

A fabulously fun story full of favourite fairytale characters, starring the best hairdresser in all the land, Kittie Lacey!

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Cinderella

Abie Longstaff (and others)

The queen of hearts is holding a ball to find the PERFECT girl for her PERFECT prince. But Cinderella doesn't have an invitation or a dress -- what's a girl to do? Luckily, Kittie Lacey, fabulous hairdresser to the fairytale stars is on hand to give Cinderella a job, find her the PERFECT dress and get her in to the ball.

But with so many other fairytale characters to fight through, including a pair of all-too-familiar sisters, will Cinderella and her PERFECT prince ever find each other?

A fabulously fun version of the Cinderella story full of favourite fairytale characters, starring the best hairdresser in all the land, Kittie Lacey!

Pirate House Swap

Abie Longstaff (and others)

Every year the Clark family spent the summer at home in the city. This year they want to do something different with their summer holidays, but what?

The Clarks absolutely can't agree on anything until Dad spots an advert in the paper with the perfect answer - a house swap!

Find out what happens when the Clarks swap their house for a pirate ship, and what the crew of unruly pirates get up to in the Clarks' house . . .

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Rapunzel

Lauren Beard (and others)

Join Kitty Lacey, the fairytale hairdresser, as she tames the wildest of locks, deals with the most demanding and unusual of customers, ultimately foils the Witch's evil plan and plays cupid to the newly coiffed Rapunzel. (A decent haircut really can work wonders!)

Originally published as The Fairytale Hairdresser (or How Rapunzel Got Her Prince!)

A fabulously fun story full of favourite fairytale characters, starring the best hairdresser in all the land, Kittie Lacey!

Biography

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 AshleyA Little PrincessMaura'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.