Into the Forest Into the Forest

Anthony Browne
Illustrated by Anthony Browne

One night a young boy is awoken by a terrible noise. The next day he finds his father has disappeared and his mother doesn't know when he's coming back.

 

When she gives the boy a food basket to take to his sick Grandma, he sets off on a magical journey through a fairytale past, meeting many familiar characters on the way, including a boy with a cow, a girl with golden hair, two abandoned children and a red coat hanging from a tree.

 

Finally, when he reaches Grandma’s cottage he finds an unusual surprise waiting for him! This is another fabulous title from the deservedly popular Anthony Browne, with each illustration cleverly signposting references to popular fairy tales.

 

Publisher: Walker Books

About the author

Anthony Browne

Children's Laureate 2009-2011
Anthony Browne is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children's books with over forty titles to his name including Gorilla and Willy the Wimp. He was born in Yorkshire and studied graphic arts at Leeds Art College, working as a medical illustrator and an illustrator of greetings cards before his first book was published in 1976. He has gone on to win numerous awards including the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

 

Anthony was the Children's Laureate 2009-2011 and used his time in the post to raise the profile of picture books and picture book illustration, as well as the value of supporting children's creativity and imagination.

Anthony Browne
Anthony Browne
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What families say

I was very moved by this story. The subtle way it deals with loss is both simple and profound. Wonderful.

Rating: 5 star
chris ratcliffe
10 September 2014

Your books are exellent. I like the bit when he goes in the forest.

Rating: 5 star
Lawson
Lacey Gardens
7 July 2011

I really like your books, especially Into the Forest

Rating: 4 star
Scott
Lacey Gardens
7 July 2011

 I think Into the forest is out of this world because its got lots of characters and you see Jack in the bean stalk in it.

Rating: 5 star
Steven
Lacey Gardens
7 July 2011

I like your books so much. They are brilliant.

Rating: 5 star
Dillon
Lacey Gardens
7 July 2011

My favourite book is Into The Forest i think it is spectacular! My favourte bit is when the boy said 'do you whant a milky moo cow?'

Rating: 5 star
Olivia
Lacey Gardens
7 July 2011

I really enjoyed reading Into the Forest. The best bit is a little bit is where the drawings are colour and a bit is not in colour. The book is great.

Rating: 5 star
Lewis
Lacey Gardens
7 July 2011

This book was a read that is out of this world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved this book and I liked the bit where the boy said 'do you want some milky moo cow?' It is great.

Rating: 5 star
Calvin
Lacey Gardens
7 July 2011

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