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  • 5 stars across 50 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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    12th September 2013

    The Fairy Doll and other Tales from the Dolls' House: The Best of Rumer Godden

    `Dolls cannot tell you anything, but often their wish is as strong as telling. Have you ever felt a doll's wish?' W... More

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    6th March 2014

    Ahmed and the Feather Girl

    Ahmed is a poor orphan boy who lives with a travelling circus, working for cruel Madame Saleem, the circus-owner. But ... More

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    7th July 2008

    The Lost Happy Endings

    What would happen if we lost the happy endings to stories - imagine the tears at bedtime! A fantastic and magical tale a... More

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    3rd September 2015

    Zeraffa Giraffa

    This is the astonishing true story of Zeraffa, a giraffe who was sent as a gift from Egypt to France in 1826. A young ... More

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    5th October 2017

    The Glassmaker's Daughter

    Daniela the glassmaker's daughter is grumpy and never smiles. Her father promises a beautiful glass palace to anyone who... More

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    1st September 2018

    Corey's Rock

    Ten-year-old Isla has moved from Edinburgh to the Orkney Islands with her parents, to start a new life after the death... More

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    1st May 2009

    Fairy Tales

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    20th September 2004

    The King of Capri

    When a greedy king wakes up one morning, everything he owns has gone - blown across the bay to neighbouring Naples. When... More

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    14th August 2009

    The Tempest

    The story of the Tempest, the magical storm that brings a royal party to justice on a savage island, is beautifully re... More

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