Illustrated Books

Magical Tales from French Camelot

Written by Sophie Masson

This beautiful new collection of stories translated and powerfully retold by Sophie Masson and superbly illustrated by Lorena Carrington will introduce you to some of the most striking tales and extraordinary characters and places from the French Arthurian tradition, transporting you into a gripping, magical world like no other.

For adult and young adult readers.

The Gardener’s Son and the Golden Bird

Written by Kate Forsyth

From award-winning author Kate Forsyth and illustrator Lorena Carrington comes an empowering collection of little-known fairy tales about young men who know that kindness and compassion is the best kind of courage.

French Fairy Tales

Written by Sophie Masson

French Fairy Tales gathers five stories from different parts of France: some well-known, others newly translated into English. Full of adventure, magic, mystery and romance, with a light-hearted dash of humour and a sprinkling of surprise, these stories feature unforgettable characters: tragic shape-shifters, monstrous creatures, mischievous tricksters, witty youth – and many different kinds of fairies!

Snow White and Rose Red

Written by Kate Forsyth

An enchanting collection of little known fairy tales about young women who prevail because of their kindness and compassion.

With an introduction by Isobelle Carmody, Snow White, Rose Red & Other Tales of Kind Young Women contains tales from Germany, Slovenia, Ireland and the Scottish Travellers.

It will transform the way you think about fairy tales

The Buried Moon

Written by Kate Forsyth

All of the seven tales in this collection have one thing in common. They are stories of young women who face darkness and danger, but who prevail against the odds because of the brightness of their spirit and the strength of their resolve.

These stories of bright young women will remind readers of their own inner radiance, which gives them power to illuminate the whole world.

For adult and young adult readers.

Vasilisa the Wise

Written by Kate Forsyth

Meet the brave young women from tales of yore …

Vasilisa who must try to outwit the fearsome witch Baba-Yaga. Katie Crackernuts who sets out to save her sister from dark magic. Flora, the gardener’s daughter, who marries a giant serpent to save a prince. Fairer-Than-A-Fairy, a princess who is kidnapped by an evil one-eyed enchantress. Lullala, in love with a prince cursed to be a lion by day and a man by night. Rosemary, a Scottish lass whose baby is stolen by the wicked faery folk of the Sidhe. Ursula, a princess replaced by a walking, talking automaton. These are not your usual passive princess, waiting forlornly for their prince to come …

South of the Sun

Edited by Patsy Poppenbeek, Gabi Brown, Louisa John Krol, Kathryn Gossow & Lorena Carrington

This is an enchanting illustrated book of fairy tales – but not the kind you read to children at bedtime. They are strictly for the grown-ups. Often dark, the stories visit places where things don’t end happily ever after, where a single decision can haunt you forever. But there are also tales to make you laugh out loud, stories of sweet revenge and scenes of sheer delight in the world of magic and the fey.

Wiser than Evening

Edited by Lorena Carrington

A magical collection of quotations from fairy tales, poetry and literature compiled by illustrator Lorena Carrington. A perfect gift for the fairytale lover in your life.


Written by Jennifer Lehmann

A man obsessed with a fox. A boy seated on an
ants’ nest. A woman with tattooed forearms
starting over, and over.

Set against the backdrop of Australian rural life, in
streetscapes and under skies that seem strangely familiar,
these compelling short stories lay bare the anxious
triumphs and neglected tragedies of unobtrusive people.
Told with compassion and wry humour, and accompanied
by the evocative, sibylline images of Lorena Carrington,
Sightings is a meditation on hidden, impassioned lives
that parallel and criss-cross our own.

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