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The Forest

The Forest

Illustrations for a gothic fairytale written by Hannah Hutchins and designed by Kay Ogundimu, with all proceeds going to Save the Children.

In a forest as deep and dark as the inside of your pocket, a strange and malevolent creature lives. Spreading fear and disorder, the Meddler terrorises the forest’s inhabitants – the noble woodcutter, a beautiful queen and a pack of howling wolves – but will he get his comeuppance? This miniature gothic fairytale is the debut of writer Hannah Hutchins, evocatively illustrated by Laura Barrett.

The Forest by Hannah Hutchins, the meddler
The Forest by Hannah Hutchins, the writer
The Forest by Hannah Hutchins, the writer