The Ogre Who Wasn't : A wild and funny fairy tale from the bestselling duo-9781035010264

The Ogre Who Wasn't : A wild and funny fairy tale from the bestselling duo

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Author: Morpurgo, Michael, Gravett, Emily

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Published on 5 October 2023 by PAN MACMILLAN (Pan Books) in the United Kingdom.

Hardback | 32 pages
305 x 240 x 8 | 474g

'Light-hearted and rambunctious [this] is a fairytale with a difference' — Guardian Best Children's Books of 2023The fresh and funny story of a little princess who hates the stuffy palace, but loves the creatures she meets in the garden. A classic fairytale with a twist, celebrating animals and adventure, from the award-winning duo Sir Michael Morpurgo and Emily Gravett.

Clara is a small, strong-willed princess who likes running wild, jumping ditches and climbing trees . . . but most of all, she loves collecting creepy-crawlies and making them her friends. That’s not easy with a bossy butler and a pernickety nanny always on your case.

When Clara discovers that an ogre she keeps in her shoe under her bed isn’t an ogre at all, he offers her a way out of her predicament. There’s only one thing she needs to do . . .

The Ogre Who Wasn't is a lesson in kindness and a celebration of the natural world written by Sir Michael Morpurgo, the Children's Laureate 2003-4, and illustrated by the award-winning Emily Gravett: the marvellous partnership who also created the bestselling picture book, A Song of Gladness.