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Tales from a Tall Forest
Tales from a Tall Forest

Tales from a Tall Forest

By Shaun Micallef, Illustrated by Jonathan Bentley



224 Pages, 6.25 x 8.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $21.99 (CA $29.99) (US $21.99)

Publication Date: April 2019

ISBN 9781760129590

Rights: US & CA

Little Hare (Apr 2019)
Hardie Grant Egmont

Price: $21.99


A deliciously clever and hilarious collection of mashed-up fairytales, with the mood of a Brothers Grimm tale, crossed with the sharp wit of The Princess Bride—and lift the dust jacket to reveal the stunning, fully-designed case resplendent with foil

Once upon a time being, forever and ever ago, there lived a forest tall of tales. When an innocent princess wanders into the forest, she finds herself trapped between a wolf with a ravenous appetite and a sweet little house with a secret. Meanwhile, a desperate fisherman enters into a very bad bargain with a power-hungry monkey. And meanerwhile still, a tiny, tricksy tailor promises a promise that not even the most magic of beanstalks can help him escape. This rich and rambunctious tapestry of tales unravels the traditional fairy story and nimbly weaves your favorite characters into new and surprising adventures. Subversively silly, this trilogy will captivate parents and children alike—and indignant fairytale authors, too. More grim than Grimms', less soppy than Aesop.


"Imagine every popular fairytale figure was summoned to an emergency drill and some of them lost the plot and returned to the wrong house. Then add lashings of rhubarb and the occasional real historical figure, such as Gottfried von Hohenlohe-Schillingsfurst, and you have Tales from A Tall Forest." —Weekly Review

"Young audiences will appreciate the stories' clever playfulness, and adults will catch the occasional sly wink aimed at them." --Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Shaun Micallef is an award-winning Australian comedian and actor. Jonathan Bentley has illustrated books for Margaret Wild and The Wiggles. He is the author of Where Is Bear?