Jane Ray - Hachette Children's Group

Jane Ray



Jane Ray's exquisite artwork has gained acclaim both in the UK and internationally, and she regularly shows her work at galleries and exhibitions. Jane won the Smarties Prize with The Story of Creation; The Story of Christmas was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award; and A Balloon for Grandad was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award. Jane's books for Orchard include the contemporary fairy tale The Apple-Pip Princess, the heartwarming The Dolls' House Fairy and the fabulously festive The Twelve Days of Christmas. She is also the illustrator of Heartsong, written by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Jane lives in London.
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The Unicorn Prince

Saviour Pirotta, Jane Ray
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Saviour Pirotta, Jane Ray
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The Nutcracker

Jane Ray
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Jane Ray

The ultimate children's gift edition of the beloved classic ballet story, The Nutcracker.Christmas Eve is the most magical night of the year, when the house is scented with wood smoke and spices, and there are secrets under every bed . . . When the clock strikes midnight, Clara's new nutcracker doll comes to life and leads her on a thrilling adventure, battling with the wicked Mouse King and his troops, then journeying to the Kingdom of Sweets. Retold simply and lyrically, with enchanting illustrations that capture all the joy and excitement of Christmas, this beautiful book from award-winning book-maker Jane Ray, this is the ultimate contemporary edition of everyone's favourite Christmas ballet story!

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Heartsong

Kevin Crossley-Holland, Jane Ray
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Kevin Crossley-Holland, Jane Ray
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The Twelve Days of Christmas

Jane Ray
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Jane Ray
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The Dolls' House Fairy

Jane Ray
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Jane Ray
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The Apple-Pip Princess

Jane Ray
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Jane Ray

Can the littlest princess and her tiny apple pip really bring hope and happiness back to her beloved kingdom? Sometimes it's the smallest things that make the biggest difference... This spellbinding tale with its green message from the award-winning and internationally respected Jane Ray is richly illustrated with exquisite detail. A future classic to treasure forever.

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The Orchard Book Of The Unicorn And Other Magical Animals

Margaret Mayo, Jane Ray
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Margaret Mayo, Jane Ray
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The Happy Prince

Jane Ray
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Jane Ray

Oscar Wilde's moving story of the relationship between a magnificent statue and a little swallow is brought to life by Jane Ray's stunning artwork. Perched on high, the prince's statue can see all the misery of the city and begs the swallow to pluck off his gold leaf and distribute it amongst the poor. First published over one hundred years ago, the fairy tale is recognised as an enchanting masterpiece and this classic picture book is bound to be enjoyed by adults and children alike and treasured forever.

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Noah's Ark

Jane Ray
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Jane Ray

Jane Ray's highly-acclaimed, bestselling edition of Noah's Ark has been cherished by many readers, for many years, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award in 1991. The text is taken from selected verses of Genesis, from the King James Bible. Now, with an gorgeous new-look cover, this book will retell one of the most-loved Bible stories and enchant thousands more readers for years to come.

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Can You Catch a Mermaid?

Jane Ray
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Jane Ray

Have you ever seen a mermaid? Eliza has! And this is the bewitching tale of how she and a little mermaid became the most inseparable of friends . . . Eliza lives next to the sea, with her father, a fisherman. Eliza doesn't know why, but she's always felt different from the other children... So when her father goes fishing, Eliza plays alone. Until one day, a mysterious new girl appears on the beach, with long greeny-gold hair and pale, pale skin. The two soon become inseparable. But when the time comes, can Eliza let her new friend return to her home under the sea?An enchanting, touching tale about friendship, filled with a wonderful sense of magic, myth and mystery. Beautifully told and illustrated by the award-winning Jane Ray, this magical story is perfect for mermaid lovers.

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The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Brothers Grimm, Jane Ray
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Brothers Grimm, Jane Ray

Where do the king's beautiful daughters disappear to night after night? And who can solve the mystery of the twelve pairs of dancing slippers, worn to shreds by the morning? Internationally acclaimed illustrator Jane Ray, vividly brings to life the fun-loving princesses of the classic Grimm fairy tale, as they boldly escape the confines of their father's castle. With its sumptuous, detailed illustrations and gold and silver highlights, The Twelve Dancing Princesses is a perfect gift to treasure.

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The Story Of The Creation

Jane Ray
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Jane Ray

Winner of the Smarties Prize, The Story of Creation is magnificently illustrated in beautiful detail by Jane Ray, with the words being adapted from the book of Genesis. The Story of Creation has been translated into ten different languages, and Jane Ray's artwork is loved the world over.

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The Story Of Christmas

Jane Ray
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Jane Ray

This beautifully illustrated version of the story of Christmas, with text adapted from the words of the Bible, captures the sense of wonder and magnificence of the Nativity. Jane Ray's art shines from each page making this a book that will be shared year after year as part of the Christmas tradition.