The Squirrel Wife (Hardcover)

By Philippa Pearce

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763635510, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2007



A kind young man is rewarded with a bride who is kin to the wild in this beautiful, original fairy tale.

The green people in the woods are feared by all -- all except swineherd Jack, who dares to venture into the forest to answer a cry for help. Jack's heroism unveils the true nature of the green people and earns him an idyllic life with a woman he loves. But can they survive the ignorance around them? Magical storytelling and luminous woodland scenes easily transport readers to another time and place.

About the Author

Philippa Pearce is the much-honored British author of TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN, a Carnegie Medal winner; THE BATTLE OF BUBBLE AND SQUEAK, a Whitbread Award winner; and THE LITTLE GENTLEMEN. She passed away in December 2006. Wayne Anderson's illustrations grace numerous books, including the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling DRAGONOLOGY. He lives in Leicestershire, England.