vegan fairy tale

The Wicked Witch’s Plan to Get Rid of Everyone is a grim and gruesome fairy tale in traditional style.  Written by Maud Earnshaw, the tale was originally published under the title The Wicked Wicked Witch and the Ruinous Manipulation and illustrated in black and white by the author, but this new edition, illustrated in full colour by Beatrice Wilberforce, is somehow even more creepy.

In spite of its old fashioned style and supernatural imaginings, this story is strikingly relevant and honest.  The author seems to have looked at the world and puzzled over a reality in which humans are determined to destroy the Earth they depend upon, and decided eventually that there must be some supernatural force – a spell – compelling people to act against all reason.

Beatrice Wilberforce illustrates this edition with original artwork collaged together from her own new drawings and pieces of illustration from other children’s books.  As a result, the images perfectly compliment the story, reflecting the theme of deception central to the prose.  Just as children’s story books often portray animal farming as a good and healthy, happy affair, they hide a sinister truth which is exposed by this book.  In Wilberforce’s collaged images, the truth peaks through the colourful lies.

This is a wonderful, short tale that every child should read so that they can break the spell and save the world.

Author:  Maud Earnshaw

Illustrator:  Beatrice Wilberforce

Genre:  Fairy Tale

Recommended for children aged 7 and up

Format:  Paperback (36 pages)

Price:  £3.90

Published:  October 2016

ISBN-10: 1539406490
ISBN-13: 978-1539406495
Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.2 x 21.6 cm

Available from Amazon in the Europe, the US and Canada

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