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Red and the City (Hardback)
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Red and the City (Hardback)

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Hardback 32 Pages / Published: 06/09/2018
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Red is finally old enough to go into the city on her own. One day, she sets off with her trusty dog Woody to take a cake to Grandma, but the city makes Red feel hungry and she eats the cake. Determined to find a new present for Grandma, Red journeys deeper into the city but she is consumed by a seemingly overwhelming amount of choice. Like all children, Red must find her own path and discover what matters the most. This stylish and beautiful book is the perfect gift.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192767745
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 273 x 238 x 11 mm


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'We were blown away by this beautiful book. Such beautiful illustrations, and a brilliant take on a classic tale!' * Leeds School Library Services *
'Stylish, wise and cleverly created, this is the perfect book to share and enjoy with your little ones.' * Lancashire Post *
'Red and the City is different. Really different. This gorgeous picture book debut, written and illustrated masterfully by Marie Voigt, took me completely by surprise. [...] If you want a truly original take on this traditional tale, look no further.' * Laura Lodge, Education Consultant, One Education *
'Red and the City is set to be a classic in its own right.' * Natasha Radford, Chicken and Frog Bookshop *
'We do love clever reinventions of classic fairy tales, and this is an absolute stunner.' * Read It, Daddy *
'Fresh, different and proactive, the book comes just in time to remind us that the wolves in life are not always human. I love the author's idea that we all live in wolf city, but only we can choose what to do in it.' * Detskiknigi.com, Leading Children's Book Review Website, Bulgaria *
'A striking alternative tale.' * Picture Books Blogger *
'A metaphorical masterpiece that we should all take heed of.' * Katie Weymouth, Illustrator/Creator of Audrey the Amazing Inventor *
'Red and the City is the most beautiful retelling of a classic tale I have read so far.' * Naseeba Alozaibi, Book Reviewer *
Featured in the Top Children's Books of 2018 by TES

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“A metaphor for modern life”

Retellings of fairy tales are not exactly few and far between: whilst some of them take the original route there are others which add something of a twist to the tale. And plenty of these retellings are great and are... More

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“Beware the City!”

My children found Red in the alleyway lost in the city a bit scary before bedtime and have not asked to have it shared again. I loved Marie Voigts' illustrations but the story is one we know but set in the city... More

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“A classic fairytale with a twist!”

A retelling of the classic Red Riding Hood, Red and the City is a modern day fairytale. There is no wolf per se, but metaphorical wolves all around- food, traffic, crowds and the city itself are all hazards in Voigt’s... More

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