Pierre Gripari, the French-Greek author, dubbed 'a Martian in exile', was one the most successful writers for children in twentieth-century France and a prolific writer for both adults and children. The stories in The Witch in the Broom Cupboard and Other Tales are among his most famous. The Good Little Devil and Other Tales is also published by Pushkin Children's Books. Puig Rosado is an award-winning illustrator famous in France and elsewhere in Europe for his children's books, press cartoons and posters.
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"Immensely readable.... highly recommended to all parents looking for stories to read aloud to the family, to teachers [and] to young readers with a sense of humour." -- 5-star review, Books for Keeps "These 13 stories show how clever youngsters overcome the traditional wicked characters with the help of a little bit of magic... refreshingly different... improbable but charming." -- Parents in Touch "These stories are wonderfully bizarre; retaining the traditional charm of a fable there is often a strong moral core, devilishly decorated with warmth and humour." -- We Love Books "A wonderful book. Funny, tender and daft." -- David Almond