The Fairytale Hairdresser and Thumbelina

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Thumbelina

Summary

Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all the land.

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?

About the authors

Abie Longstaff

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 Hove with her family.
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Lauren Beard (Illustrator)

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. Lauren enjoys adding little details to her illustrations appealing to children and adults alike. Lauren lives with her cat, Sushi, who keeps her company when drawing.
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