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Abie Longstaff

35 children’s books by the writer

Abie Longstaff is the eldest of six children and grew up in Australia, Hong Kong and France. She knows all about squabbling, chaos and bossing younger sisters around. So she logically began her career as a barrister. She started writing when her children were born. Her favourite childhood books were Hating Alison Ashley, A Little Princess, Maura's Angel and The Black Stallion and she sneakily reads them again sometimes. Abie lives in North London with her family and a very pesky cocker spaniel who chews the post. Her story, Ready, is published in Scholastic's anthology WOW! 366. She has two picture books coming out with Scholastic (Dad's New Job and The Mummy Shop) and RHCB will be publishing her first book with us, Pirate House Swap, in April 2011. Lauren Beard graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in illustration in 2006. The same year she was highly commended in the Macmillan book prize. She has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since. This is Lauren's first book for RHCB

5 years

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid

Abie Longstaff, Lauren Beard

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid

The little memaid is all in a lather - the Sea Witch has stolen her beautiful singing voice! The Fairytale Hairdresser will need all her hairdressing (and matchmaking) skills to tackle this terrible tangle and guarantee a happy ever after. This ...

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3-6 years

Just the Job for Dad

Abie Longstaff, Lauren Beard

Just the Job for Dad

Dad's job is so dull! But what if, instead of going to boring meetings, Dad was out sailing the seven seas, defeating dragons or speeding through outer-space? From a pirate ship to an international space station, two siblings search ...

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5 years

The Fairytale Hairdresser: Playbox

Abie Longstaff, Lauren Beard

The Fairytale Hairdresser: Playbox

Join Kittie Lacey, the fairytale hairdresser, as she tames the wildest of locks, deals with the most demanding and unusual of customers, ultimately foils the Witch's evil plan and plays cupid to the newly coiffed Rapunzel. (A decent haircut ...

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0-5 years

The Fairytale Hairdresser

Abie Longstaff

The Fairytale Hairdresser

Join Kitty Lacey, the fairytale hairdresser, as she tames the wildest of locks, deals with the most demanding and unusual of customers, ultimately foils the Witch's evil plan and plays cupid to the newly coiffed Rapunzel. (A decent haircut ...

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0-5 years

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Sleeping Beauty

Abie Longstaff, Lauren Beard

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Sleeping Beauty

A wicked fairy has cast a spell sending Princess Rose into a deep sleep in this modern retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story. With the help of some fairy godmothers and a dashing, garden-designing prince, Kittie Lacey, the fairytale hairdresser ...

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0-5 years

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Cinderella

Abie Longstaff

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Cinderella

The queen of hearts is holding a ball to find the perfect girl for her perfect prince. But Cinderella doesn't have an invitation or a dress - what's a girl to do? Luckily, Kittie Lacey, fabulous hairdresser to the ...

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3-6 years

The Mummy Shop

Abie Longstaff, Lauren Beard

The Mummy Shop

Does your mummy tell you off for jumping on your bed? Does she make you eat vegetables when you don't want to? Then call The Mummy Shop, and we will help you find the perfect new mummy. 100% satisfaction ...

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5-7 years

The Magic Potions Shop: The Young Apprentice

Abie Longstaff, Lauren Beard

The Magic Potions Shop: The Young Apprentice

In the Kingdom of Arthwen, there was a very unusual shop. It wasn't on the high street; it was deep in the forest. It wasn't in a building; it was inside a tree. It didn't sell food ...

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