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Jane Ray

  • 5 stars across 22 books
    Jane Ray was born in Chingford, North East London. After a degree course at Middlesex University in Ceramics and 3-D Design she began her career by designing greeting cards. Jane's first picture book A Balloon for Grandad was shortlisted for the prestigious Mother Goose Prize for first-time book illustrators. Jane's illustration style is instantly recognisable and she is well known internationally. The rights to her books are sold throughout the world and she has gained as much success in America as she has in the UK. Jane lives in London with her husband, a music conductor, and their three children.
    1st June 2014

    Cinderella

    The classic fairy tale, specially retold for young children and illustrated with fresh, bright pictures. Poor Cinderella... More

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    1st September 2014

    The Twelve Days of Christmas

    Introduce children to the traditional song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, in this beautiful new book, featuring ... More

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    6th June 2013

    Noah's Ark

    The simple language and vibrant colours of this new edition of Lucy Cousins's beloved Noah's Ark breathe fresh l... More

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    16th November 2015

    The Nutcracker

    A beautiful telling of the Nutcracker fairy tale, with exciting activities, colouring pages and a gorgeous eight-card 3D... More

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    18th September 2008

    The Apple-Pip Princess

    Can the littlest princess and her tiny apple pip really bring hope and happiness back to her beloved kingdom? Sometime... More

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    7th July 2010

    The Nativity: From the Gospels of Matthew and Luke

    For centuries, the Gospels have brought to audiences of all ages the story of the birth of Christ, from the breathtaking... More

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    16th March 1995

    The Story Of The Creation

    Winner of the Smarties Prize, The Story of Creation is magnificently illustrated in beautiful detail by Jane Ray, with ... More

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    4th September 2008

    The Orchard Book Of The Unicorn And Other Magical Animals

    Learn why you should never look at a mermaid, how the unicorn always walks alone, why there are so many dragons in China... More

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    7th October 2010

    The Dolls' House Fairy

    When Rosy discovers a REAL fairy living in her beloved dolls' house she cannot believe her eyes! But Thistle is no or... More

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