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  • Published: 1 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742749730
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Child
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

Twisted Tales




You will never read a fairy tale the same way after you read this hilarious collection of six stories told by the so-called villains, innocent bystanders and other victims of fairytale crime.

You will never read a fairy tale the same way after you read this hilarious collection of six stories told by the so-called villains, innocent bystanders and other victims of fairytale crime.

A kind and friendly but very hungry wolf, a lizard who is horrified to be turned into a footman (whatever that is), a grumpy princess who can't sleep, a slightly deaf king, a witch who runs the Happy Healthy Holiday Home, and a cow whose ploppies turn out to be magic after all …

These stories have to be read to be appreciated! Just like in Beastly Tales, here we have Richard Tulloch writing at his best for younger readers: he's a master of turning a story on its head to create something completely new. Quirky, funny, and full of rhyming, alliteration and word play that will captivate beginner readers, Twisted Tales is a collection of stories that will delight parents and young children.

  • Published: 1 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742749730
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Child
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

About the authors

Richard Tulloch

Richard Tulloch is one of Australia’s most prolific and popular writers of books, plays and television for young audiences. He has over 60 children’s books to his credit and is also an actor and director. He was associate director of the National Theatre Company in Perth and artistic director of the Toe Truck Theatre in Sydney. He has written plays for young audiences which have been performed all over the world and include Year 9 Are Animals and Stella and the Moon Man. He has also adapted a number of best-selling books for the stage including Robin Klein's Hating Alison Ashley, Space Demons by Gillian Rubinstein, Stage Fright stories by Paul Jennings, and Midnite by Randolph Snow.

Richard’s many television credits include Playschool and 150 episodes of Bananas in Pyjamas. He is a qualified lawyer and teacher and has taught numerous creative writing classes for both children and adults.

Richard lives with his wife in Sydney and spends part of each year based in his home town of Amsterdam.

Terry Denton

Terry Denton has been creating children’s books for over 30 years. He has worked with many of Australia's top authors, written much-loved picture books and junior fiction novels, won more than 40 children’s choice awards and been shortlisted many times in the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards. His Felix and Alexander won Picture Book of the Year in 1986. His books include The Upside-down History of Downunder with Alison Lloyd, The Worm Who Knew Karate with Jill Lever, as well as the Gasp! books and the animated TV series, and the world-famous Just! books and Treehouse series with Andy Griffiths. His work is characterised by a devious sense of humour, an adventurous and inventive drawing style and an informed flair for what interests and amuses kids.

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