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  • An entrancing collection of classic fairtyales retold by leading storytellers such as Philip Pullman, Adele Geras, and Malorie Blackman. Elegant line drawings add to the magic

    Amanda Craig, The Times
  • A wonderfully entertaining sampler of 14 great storytellers, who include Anne Fine, Phillip Pullman and Jacqueline Wilson. It's rich retellings range from Aesops Fables to the Little Mermaid

    Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
  • With wonderfully told stories by brilliant writers including Alan Garner, Linda Newbery, Anne Fine, Gillian Cross, Berlie Doherty and Philip Pullman, parents will love it every bit as much as their kids

    Daniel Hahn, Independent
  • If you don't have a collection, then Magic Beans: A Handful of Fairytales from the Storybag is as good a place to start as any . . . Even bought as a reference guide to fantastic writers for your kids to explore, it'll be money well spent

    Mail on Sunday
  • With comfortable print and decorative embellishments by well-known illustrators, this rich kaleidoscope of stories is a book for keeps

    Mary Arrigan, The Irish Examiner

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