A poignant and classic story retold with charming new illustrations
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. He is known for his acclaimed works including The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest as well as his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and infamous imprisonment for homosexuality. Maisie Paradise Shearring is an acclaimed illustrator from Hull. In 2015 she won the International Award for Illustration at Bologna Children's Book Fair. Thames & Hudson recently published her interpretation of Oscar Wilde's classic story, The Happy Prince.
'A thing of beauty ... Maisie Paradise Shearring's illustrations
[...] are extraordinary' - Sunday Times
'Delicious, alternately panoramic and intimate ... full of the kind of detail that keen little eyes love' - Littlest Librarian
'Emotional, nuanced and tear-enducing ... Maisie Paradie Shearring's illustrations make the classic Oscar Wilde tale relevant for a new generation' - Two in a Teepee