Chickenpox and Crystal

Hilary McKay

Illustrated by Sarah Gibb

Ages 8 to 11
12 October 2017
16 pages


I asked myself lots of questions, like how could Snow White have left those seven kind dwarves? Perhaps she never quite did.

Chickenpox and Crystal is an imaginative retelling of the classic fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Originally featured in Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales, this short story is sure to capture the imagination!

From the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize-winning storyteller Hilary McKay and featuring black-and-white line and tone illustrations from the talented Sarah Gibb.

Hilary McKay is back! . . . She's inventive, funny and will always make you laugh . . . the oldest stories given fresh life