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Little Red

A Howlingly Good Fairy Tale with a Twist

Lynn Roberts

Illustrated by David Roberts

Pavilion Children's


ISBN: 9781843653288

Price: £ 6.99

Publication date: 8 June 2017

Category: Picture Books

This highly imaginative and unusual spin on the Little Red Riding Hood is set in the late eighteenth century – a time of big wigs, satin gowns, powdered faces and wicked highwaymen!

Illustrated by David Roberts, of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer fame, Little Red is the story of a boy, a grandmother, a big bad wolf, and a keg of delicious ginger beer.

Young Thomas is known as Little Red. He lives with his parents in a cosy inn, famous for its sweet and fizzy ginger beer. Every week, Little Red visits his grandmother with food and a barrel of the ginger beer. But on this visit, grandma doesn’t quite look herself. Can Little Red save Grandma, and himself, from the big bad wolf?

Look out for more fairy tales with a twist from David and Lynn Roberts!


Lynn Roberts has worked with children’s literature for many years – both as a specialist in book shops and as a writer. She is the author of modern adaptations of the classic fairytales of Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Little Red and Cinderella.


ABOUT THE Illustrator

David Roberts began his career in fashion illustration. He has since illustrated numerous children’s books, for which he has won and been shortlisted for awards. His work ranges from Pavilion Books’ fairy tale retellings, to his brilliantly funny books with Julia Donaldson such as Tyrannosaurus DripThe Troll and The Cook and the King. He has also earned great success through his books with Andrea Beaty (Ada Twist, Scientist and others) and his self-authored title Suffragette.