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
Contributors:
Saviour Pirotta, Jane Ray

If you love The Frog Prince and The Elves and the Shoemaker, you'll love this tale of love, magic ... and unicorns!Annis and her grandmother live in a cold, draughty castle on top of a hill, which they share with their chickens and their cow. They may be poor, but Annis's heart is full of kindness. Offering a home to an injured unicorn and a family of fairies one day, her kindness is magically rewarded. But will her good fortune bring her happiness and love?This entrancing contemporary fairy tale is brought gloriously to life by Hans Christian Andersen Award nominee Jane Ray."Jane Ray's jewel-bright illustrations shine like the flourishes of an illuminated manuscript in Saviour Pirotta's The Unicorn Prince, featuring a crumbling castle, a dauntless heroine, industrious fairies and an enchanted prince. Gorgeous gowns, wild dreams, transformations and galloping moonlit freedom are also thrown into the mix." Observer

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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
Contributors:
Kevin Crossley-Holland, Jane Ray

An orphan with no voice but an extraordinary musical gift. A man of music who discovers her gift. Heartsong is a spellbinding tale about the healing power of music, set against the mystery and beauty of Venice."Destined to be a future classic" Manchester Evening News"This is a spectacular book... a quiet, heart-soaring triumph" Big Issue"A very special present for music-loving readers" The TimesAbandoned at the orphanage in Venice as a baby, Laura has never spoken. Her life is transformed when the composer Vivaldi unlocks her passion for music. The seasons turn, dark turns to light and miracles happen.Carnegie award-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland makes every word a master stroke. This short novel is exquisitely illustrated by acclaimed artist Jane Ray. Her work is inspired by Vivaldi's Four Seasons and the real girls and boys who lived and laughed and worked in the Venetian orphanage.

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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
Authors:
Jane Ray

When Rosy discovers a REAL fairy living in her beloved dolls' house she cannot believe her eyes! But Thistle is no ordinary fairy and has one or two very unfairylike habits! Can Rosy help the fairy to mend her wing and fly again, and in turn, perhaps the fairy can help Rosy when she needs it most...A touching and memorable tale about friendship and caring for others from Jane Ray, the much-loved and world-renowned illustrator and storyteller.

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The Apple-Pip Princess

Jane Ray
Authors:
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
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Noah's Ark

Jane Ray
Authors:
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
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The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Brothers Grimm, Jane Ray
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Brothers Grimm, Jane Ray
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The Story Of The Creation

Jane Ray
Authors:
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
Authors:
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.