Reviews

  • "This is a highly artful, child-friendly pastiche which takes a famous fairy tale as its starting point, pokes fun at adult pretensions and gullibility on the way, and rattles along to a deeply satisfying conclusion"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Combining elements of fairy tale, satire, slapstick humour and suspenseful melodrama . . . A glorious tale"

    Guardian
  • "All life is here in this skilful unfolding of a very human tale from a great storyteller"

    The Bookseller
  • "A comic genius of children's fiction"

    The Times
  • "A skilful fusion of fairytale and contemporary culture, combining elements of satire, slapstick humour and suspenseful melodrama to create a wonderfully imaginative story that can be read on many levels"

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