The Lost Happy Endings, Paperback Book

The Lost Happy Endings Paperback

Illustrated by Jane Ray

5 out of 5 (1 rating)


What would happen if we lost the happy endings to stories - imagine the tears at bedtime!

A fantastic and magical tale about what happens when, one night, a wicked witch steals the happy endings to bedtime stories.

It is up to Jub, the keeper of the happy endings, to save the day and ensure sweet dreams everywhere in this lyrical story about storytelling.

In the tradition of classic fairy tales for children, Carol Ann Duffy and Jane Ray have created a truly compelling, surprising and beautiful story for children of all ages.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Traditional
  • ISBN: 9780747581062



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Jub is a little girl who collects happy endings from the trees in the forest and sends them out at night for all the children to enjoy. One night, an old wicked woman comes to her and demands Jub to giver her the happy endings. Without a choice, Jub loses them and thus causes all the happy stories of Snow White, Cinderella, and other stories to end horribly and sadly. While dreaming, Jub comes across a gold pen that can write on the sky. Jub uses this pen to create her own story in which the old woman burns to death and leaves the happy endings in the forest. Jub then goes and finds them and allows happy endings to be restored everywhere.Media: Watercolor

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