A lovely review by Kate Forsyth of Two Fearsome Fairy Tales from France

Cover.inddThe wonderful writer Kate Forsyth(author of Two Selkie Stories from Scotland, amongst many other books!) has just written a lovely little review of Two Fearsome Fairy Tales from France(by Adele Geras and Fiona McDonald) in her summer reading round-up on the Booktopia blog–which has more than 100,000 readers!

Here’s a short extract:

Christmas Press has been quietly producing a range of exquisite fairy tale retellings with gorgeous illustrations for the last couple of years. This beautiful edition has the Jerusalem-born author Adele Geras retelling Beauty & the Beast andBluebeard with illustrations by Fiona McDonald (who also illustrated my own contribution to the series Two Selkie Tales from Scotland).

You can read the full thing here. (Scroll down)

Two new imprints coming soon!

We are very excited here at Christmas Press, because not only have we got some fabulous new titles coming up in our core Christmas Press Picture Books list–watch this space!–but we are also debuting two wonderful new imprints this year–Second Look Publishing and Eagle Books.

second look logo Final mediumSecond Look Publishing: New editions, in e-book and print on demand format, of classic out of print Australian children’s literature, featuring plays, poetry and fiction. Our launch title(March 2016) is a completely revised edition, with a new play added, of a hilarious collection of plays for children by Duncan Ball, illustrated by Craig Smith, which we’ve retitled This School is Driving Me Nuts and Other Funny Plays for Kids (originally published in 1988 as Comedies for Kids). It will be followed in July/August 2016 by a new illustrated edition of Libby Gleeson’s powerful first novel, Eleanor, Elizabeth.  We plan to publish two-three Second Look titles a year.

 

 

Eagle Books: A new list also debuting in 2016, this will focus on adventure novels for older readers,  by both classic and contemporary authors. The launch title (April 2016) is a magnificent limited edition of the first new English translation in over a hundred years of  a great classic adventure novel by the legendary French author Jules Verne. Translated by distinguished translator Stephanie Smee, with illustrations by David Allan, Jules Verne’s Mikhail Strogoff is a major publishing milestone! Eagle Books logo small

Eagle Books will publish 1-2 titles a year.

More details on the Eagle Books and Second Look websites soon!