There's more to Rapunzel than excellent hair.
Bethan Woollvin won The Macmillan Prize for Illustration in 2014 for her classy, bold interpretation of Little Red Riding Hood, Little Red. It was a startlingly confident debut which caught the imagination of everyone who saw it. The eldest in a family of ten children, Bethan understands well what appeals to a variety of age groups, and all her work exudes a natural dry wit and charm. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge with a First Class Degree in Illustration in 2015 and now lives in Brighton.
Bethan Woollvin brings her imaginative flair to another traditional
tale, creating a feisty, independent heroine in a landscape free
from heroic princes! * BookTrust *
[Praise for Little Red:] Bethan Woollvin's version [of Little Red Riding Hood] has a far darker ending - and I loved it. The talented illustrator and writer has taken a childhood niggle as her premise for this bold feminist version of the story: would our caped heroine really have been taken in by a wolf in a bad grandma disguise? . . . I won't spoil the ending but let's just say Little Red wraps it up nicely (and warmly) and it has my three year old son thrilled at every read, begging for more. * The Times *
A talent to watch * Daily Mail *
Woollvin is a striking new talent with strong retro style illustrations and a simple, witty text. * Angels & Urchins *
Author-illustrator Bethan Woollvin returns to enthral picture-book fans with a retelling of Rapunzel (Two Hoots) in her characteristic, starkly beguiling graphic black and white. The contrasting waves of Rapunzel's hair, in over-saturated buttery yellow, light up a heroine every bit as defiant, quick-witted and tough as Woollvin's award-winning Little Red. * Guardian *
Fantastically stylish artwork and huge child appeal. Woollvin's snappy story-telling, quirky sense of humour and delightful visual jokes make this absolutely perfect for a young audience. * Nick Sharratt *