• Classic Fairy Tales by Lucy M George, illustrated by Rachel Swirles

    With Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, this collection of best-loved classics contains Thumbelina, an adventure story about a very little girl; The Snow Queen, a story of friendship; and The Elves and the Shoemaker, a story about helping others. Re-told in a simple, classic style, these fairy tales are accessible and enjoyable for contemporary readers and traditional readers alike.

  • Hanel and Gretel by Lucy M George, illustrated by Racehl Swilres

    A beautifully illustrated rendition of the Grimm Brothers' classic, gently retold in a contemporary style.

  • Back to School Tortoise by Lucy M George, illustrated by Rachel Swirles

    Summer is over and it's time to go back to school, but Tortoise is worried. What if the others don't like him? What if the school dinners aren't very nice? Can he really face the first day of school? A book about being brave, with a surprise at the end.

    "A reassuring story designed to settle anxieties about school. Tortoise is worried about the things he won’t like. The school dinners, for example. But Tortoise soon learns that everyone is scared of something – even grown ups - but they learn to get over it." Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids

    "A fantastic and touching story for young readers, helping them to pluck up courage and deal with their fears." Scholastic Book Clubs

  • Teacup in a Storm by Lucy M George, illustrated by Il Sung Na

    Join this little teacup as he travels through stormy seas and windy waves on a wild voyage! With Il Sung Na's celebrated illustrations this story about how the smallest problems can seem gigantic, is a sheer delight for the eyes and imagination!

    "Invites reading and re-reading" The School Librarian

    "Poetic tale...fresh, vivid illustrations" Booktrust

  • Classic Fairy Tales written by Lucy M George, illustrated by Rachel Swirles

    With three beautifully illustrated classic fairy tales, this new edition is a collection of Hans Christian Andersen and Grimm Brothers stories, gently re-told in a contemporary way. Includes Thumbelina, The Snow Queen and The Elves and the Shoemaker.

    Meadowside's First Readers provide the perfect transition from being read to, to reading alone.

  • The Elves and the Shoemaker by Lucy M George, illustrated by Rachel Swirles

    Contemporary yet classic retelling of the traditional Grimm Brothers' story of the Elves and the Shoemaker.

    “A gorgeous edition of the classic Grimm Brothers tale from the team behind the retellings of Thumbelina and The Snow Queen. The illustrations are absolutely stunning and will appeal to traditionalists as well as newer fans. One of my favourite picture books of the year.” Kate Skipper, The Bookseller

  • The Snow Queen by Lucy M George, illustrated by Rachel Swirles

    From the author and illustrator of the best-selling 'Thumbelina', comes this spellbinding rendition of Hans Christian Andersen's classic, 'The Snow Queen'.

    An uplifting tale of the unbreakable friendship of two children.

    "Charming pictures...well suited to reading aloud" Books4Keeps (3 stars)

  • Thumbelina by Lucy M George, illustrated by Rachel Swirles

    Hans Christian Andersen's classic, 'Thumbelina', is given a new life in this beautifully illustrated, quirky book about a little girl and her adventures into the world.

  • What's the Time Mr Wolf by Lucy M George, illustrated by Gemma Raynor

    Delve inside and see what a little mouse and a lot of curiosity could lead to...