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Jane Ray

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 September 2014

The Twelve Days of Christmas

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

(14 reviews) Review
1st June 2014


A beautifully illustrated picture book that brings new life to the classic tale. Meet Cinderella, a young girl with a wi... MoreCinderella

(12 reviews) Review
30th October 2012

Snow White

Discover the magic of Snow White in this petite edition of the classic fairytale, created especially for little re... MoreSnow White

(9 reviews) Review
28th July 2016

The Nutcracker

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

(8 reviews) Review
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 life into... MoreNoah's Ark

(4 reviews) Review
1st September 2011

The Pied Piper of Hamelin: Band 00/Lilac

The town of Hamelin is over-run with rats, and the mayor is getting desperate for a solution. When the mysterious Pied P... MoreThe Pied Piper of Hamelin: Band 00/Lilac

(1 review) Review
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... MoreThe Apple-Pip Princess

(1 review) Review
20th September 2013

The Story of Christmas

A classic retelling of the Nativity full of angels. Illustrated throughout with a mixture of full page art, vignettes, a... MoreThe Story of Christmas

(1 review) Review
1st September 1992

Story of Christmas

(0 reviews) Review
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 ... MoreThe Story Of The Creation

(0 reviews) Review
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