Blackberry Blue: And Other Fairy Tales

Prepare to enter a world of magicians, enchanted forests, talking animals and wicked witches . . .

Here are six magical stories to thrill and enchant you. Watch Blackberry Blue rise from the bramble patch; follow Emeka the pathfinder on his mission to save a lost king; join Princess Desire as she gallops across the Milky Way on her jet-black horse.

These beautifully written and original stories will delight readers of all ages, and the stunning illustrations by Richard Collingridge will take your breath away.


‘Children (and adults) need race to be woven into mainstream literature as a norm, and who better than Gavin, whose vivid sympathetic stories are exactly the kind of thing any child 5+ will love?  …  These joyful stories are a delight.  Few authors possess the gift of creating new fairytales for the whole human race, but Gavin undoubtedly has it.’

– Amanda Craig, The Times, Children’s Book of the Week