Franklin and Luna and the Book of Fairy Tales


Highly acclaimed Jen Campbell and Katie Harnett are back with a new tale featuring the book-loving friends Franklin and Luna.


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Jen Campbell


It’s Franklin’s birthday! Luna and all the villagers are planning a surprise party, and Franklin’s family are visiting from the moon. While the party is being set up, Luna takes Franklin book shopping. They find a padlocked book of fairy tales, which the bookseller tells them is full of dangerous magic. Luna’s tortoise, Neil, can’t help picking the lock… but when he peers inside, the book swallows him whole. Franklin and Luna dive into the book to rescue Neil. They tumble into cobwebbed forests and meet dusty fairy-tale characters who have been trapped inside these pages for hundreds of years.

After several encounters and some narrow escapes, they finally find Neil – who has won a gold medal after racing a hare – and, all together, they break out of the book and into the real world. Exhausted but victorious, all the fairy-tale characters, Franklin, Luna and Neil arrive at Franklin’s birthday party. They’re not sure it’s a happily ever after, but they’re certainly very full of cake… and that will more than do for now.

Additional information

Weight 486 g
Dimensions 28.2 x 29.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 19 September 2019
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Katie Harnett
Dimensions 28.2 x 29.1 cm
Weight 486 g


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Jen Campbell lives in london and is the author of The Weird Things Customers say in Bookshops series, a Sunday Times bestseller, which has been translated into eleven languages and was a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards. Her latest non-fiction book, The Bookshop Book, was the official book of the Books Are My Bag campaign. Jen runs a YouTube channel with over 38,000 subscribers. Katie Harnett is an increasingly sought-after British illustrator with an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She won the 2015 Ars in Fabula Award and is the author of Ivy and the Lonely Raincloud and Archie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius Cat.