Barefoot Books

Barefoot Books – Thumbelina (Paperback)

Barefoot Books

Barefoot Books – Thumbelina (Paperback)


Product Code: BF033

Age: 3y+

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Barefoot Books – Thumbelina (Paperback)

How will tiny Thumbelina find her way home to Mother? In this fresh twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved fairy tale, our modern, empowered Thumbelina will remind everyone who feels small that they too can be strong.


“Those familiar with the story as well as newcomers will be delighted by the small protagonist who conquers fears, overcomes harrowing encounters, stands up for herself, devises clever ideas to extricate herself from trouble, and emerges triumphant…The retelling is much enhanced by beautiful paintings in a charming, dreamy folkloric style that emphasize Thumbelina’s diminutiveness.” – Kirkus Reviews

Paperback: 48 pages

ISBN: 9781782852766

Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm

Written by: Xanthe Gresham Knight

Illustrated by: Charlotte Gastaut

About the Author:

Xanthe Gresham used to save her bus fare for school by walking through the park, memorizing beautiful things. She is now an acclaimed writer and storyteller who peforms across Europe and North America. Xanthe lives in East Sussex, England.

About the illustrator: 

Charlotte Gastaut is one of France’s best-known illustrators of children’s books and previously illustrated Thumbelina for Barefoot Books.