Into the Woods

Into the Woods

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Taking inspiration from numerous fairytales and weaving them into a wholly original story, INTO THE WOODS is a whirlwind of a novel, full of imaginative happenings, dastardly deeds and thrilling adventure. Our guides are sisters three: Storm, Aurora and Anything Eden. Accidentally orphaned and left to fend for themselves in a decaying mansion on the edge of the wilds, they come to the very much unwanted attention of the sinister Dr DeWilde: a scar-faced gentleman with a pied waistcoat and an unhealthy interest in rats. He's after a tiny little musical pipe that Storm has inherited, and he'll stop at nothing to get it. Fleeing into the woods, our courageous and eccentric sisters evade kidnap (almost), resist the temptation of sweet-filled orphanages (nearly!), and begin a treacherous journey across raging rivers, over mountains of ice, through deathly silent ghost towns and beyond the lairs of child-eating ogresses. With ravenously hungry wolves snapping at their heels every step of the way! Featuring wonderful illustrations by award-winning illustrator Mini Grey, INTO THE WOODS is a classic tale with a very modern twist and will delight readers of every generation.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 28mm | 309g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552554596
  • 9780552554596
  • 643,091

About Lyn Gardner

Lyn Gardner was born in London. A theatre critic on The Guardian, she goes to the theatre five or six nights a week, which should leave no time for writing books at all. In fact she is quite surprised to have written a novel, as she never believed the cliche that everyone has one book in them. Prior to joining The Guardian she was a tea lady, a waitress, sold (or failed to sell) advertising space for a magazine called Sludge, wrote for The Independent and helped found the London listings magazine, City Limits, the largest publishing co-op in Europe. She and her two daughters have one venerable goldfish (there were two, but one came to a tragic end) and a horse-who is the most demanding, temperamental and expensive member of the family.show more

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"A compelling read" * Irish Examiner *show more

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"A compelling read"show more

Back cover copy

Aurora Eden's List of VERY Important Things to to Today 1. Tell Storm off for making fireworks - AGAIN! 2. Bake chocolate-coated madeleines. 3. Dust behind the kitchen cabinets - IMPORTANT! 4. Ask Storm if she knows anything about that funny-looking musical pipe I found behind the pickle jars. 5. See if Desdemona has laid any eggs. 6. Set Storm ESPECIALLY hard maths test as punishment for crying WOLF. 7. Make sure no one finds out we are living without a Grown-up. 8. Convince Storm that Witches Aren't Real. 9. Rearrange linen cupboard. 10. DON'T GO INTO THE WOODS!show more

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1,038 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 36% (372)
4 33% (347)
3 22% (233)
2 7% (69)
1 2% (17)
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