• Red and the City

Praise for Red and the City

Fresh, different and provocative, the book comes just in time to remind us that the wolves in life are not always human … What I liked the most is the author’s idea that we all live in wolf city, but only we can choose what to do in it … It’s already listed in my favourite readings column and I want to read it to all parents … It is a great gift for fairytale lovers, fans of fine illustrations, and anyone who sometimes loses sight of the heart flower path. But it is mostly for our children who have the right to be prepared for the world.
Detskiknigi.com, Book Review Website, Bulgaria

I reckon teachers and children alike will gobble this one up!
Tony West, The Alligator’s Mouth, Children’s Bookshop, UK

Red and the City’s modern take on a well loved classic is sure to capture the interest of any reader. Coupled with bold illustrations, Red and the City is set to be a classic in its own right. We can’t wait to stock it!
Natasha Radford, Chicken and Frog Bookshop, UK

What a beautiful book.
Neil Grosvenor, Children’s Book Buyer, Blackwells High Holborn, UK

Had the pleasure of sharing an advance copy of this gorgeous book by Marie Voigt at our teachers training. All the attendees loved it! Such an unexpectedly different interpretation of a classic tale. Great opportunities for inference as well as building empathy.
Laura Lodge, Education Consultant, One Education, UK

A striking alternative tale.
Picture Books Blogger, UK

Love Red and the City. It’s an amazing book with a fantastic twist on the traditional tale, with beautiful illustrations to capture the reader’s imagination. I look forward to adding it to my collection.
Kate Will, Teacher and English Lead, St Wilfrid’s C of E Primary School, UK

Love the look of this. It’s on my to get list.
Simon Smith, Principal, East Whitby Community Primary School, UK

This looks beautiful.
Cerrie Burnell, Former CBeebies Presenter

Red and the City is an incredible book! I can’t wait to get my hands on it when it’s released into the wild!
Zoe Armstrong, Writer & Winner of the SCBWI Slush Pile Challenge

Where to buy

The book is available in all good bookshops and with all major online booksellers. If you like the book, I would appreciate a review on whatever site you bought it from. Many thanks!

Book Summary

Red is finally old enough to go into the city on her own. One day, she sets off with her trusty dog Woody to visit Grandma. But will she stick to the path laid out for her? Like all children, and indeed everyone, Red must find her own way and discover what matters most.

This stylish and beautiful book is the perfect gift.

Publishing with Oxford University Press on 6 September 2018
Age 5-99 | 270x230mm | 32 pages
HB 978-0-19-276774-5
RRP £11.99

Why I wrote the book

Inspired by my own journey, I wrote Red and the City to hopefully encourage readers of all ages to try and question the norm and not to succumb to fear so they are free to follow their own path of love rather than the path tempted onto by the wolf. So in turn we can better live our legend, spread love and help make the world a brighter place.

PR enquiries

For PR enquiries, contact Hannah Penny at Oxford University Press
Email: hannah.penny@oup.com
Tel: 01865 353245

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