In a certain kingdom, where the mulberries grow as big as apples and the apricots are sweeter than honey, there was once a great, broad-leafed forest. The forest covered the land as far as the keenest eye could see or the nimblest mind could imagine, and in that forest there lived a Hunter...
So begins this Hedgespoken retelling of the classic Russian wonder-tale, The Firebird, beloved by audiences and readers of all ages for many centuries. Tom Hirons tells the tale of the bold and foolish young hunter who picks up a feather from the fabled Firebird, not knowing (despite his wise horse's best attempts to warn him) what adventures await him. It is a story of bravery and sorcery, love and greed; ultimately it is the tale of what happens when the Firebird's extraordinary magic touches lives. Rima Staines' beautiful artwork illustrates the story throughout (three of the six full-page illustrations are shown on this page) and we've made every effort to preserve the magic of this extraordinary tale in every detail of this, our first folktale publication.
The Firebird is printed on 100% recycled paper, with 68 full-colour internal pages and a resplendent gatefold cover.
Will you pick up the feather of the Firebird, or will you leave it on the forest floor and turn away from adventure, trouble and transformation?
Please note - this edition of The Firebird is due to be published and sent out around midsummer. We're taking pre-orders so that we can gauge demand and work out how many copies to get printed, so please tell all your friends about it!
THE FIRST 200 COPIES OF THIS EDITION WILL BE SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY TOM AND RIMA - IF YOU WOULD LIKE A DEDICATION, PLEASE LET US KNOW IN THE NOTES OF YOUR ORDER! WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT THESE MIGHT ONE DAY BE COLLECTORS' ITEMS!
Also note - if you order this with other things from the shop, please let us know if you would prefer to have the other things sent on ahead. Otherwise, we'll hold off and send them all together, to save packing and postage costs.
Paperback with gatefold cover
148 x 148mm (5.8" x 5.8")
68 internal pages, full colour throughout
Lithograph printed by CALVERTS workers co-op in London, UK