By Kate HoeyThe writer who created The Girl and inspired Emma Watson to star in The Theory of Everything has described the acclaimed children’s book as “a fantasy book”.
A book that is a “fantasy” but also has an ethical basis, the author told the BBC in an interview that she believes it is “not about the book itself, it’s about how it is being read”.
She said it was important that children have a “real sense of what is being said and how it relates to their own lives”.
The author, Gillian Fletcher, is an American-born author and film director.
She has sold more than 20 million books worldwide, with her latest, The Girl in the Red Dress, being released in the US in May.
“The Girl” was first published in 1954.
Its story follows the lives of four children who meet in a fairy-tale world.
They learn the story of the Little Red Riding Hood and find themselves in a parallel world where they have the power to shape the world.
The book is “an important story for young people because of its moral foundation,” Ms Fletcher said.
“There are many things in it that are very important to me, especially about the notion of empowerment.”
The book “is an important story about the power of fairy tales”, she said.
Ms Fletcher also said she was “proud” of the book’s title, which she said was “a tribute to the beauty of the story”.
“I like it because I think it’s an appropriate title,” she said, adding that the name came from a children’s toy.
“It’s a word that has a lot of meaning in the world, and I think that it captures that sense of wonder and wonderment, and that has something to do with the beauty and the wonder of the fairy-stories.”‘
The Girl in The Red Dress’The story is set in a time when women were not allowed to wear the red dress.
The children have to find a way to find themselves, Ms Fletcher explained.
“That’s where I come up with the idea that the word ‘the’ comes from, because it’s just a word with a lot in it,” she explained.
The children have their own “toys” to learn about how to change their bodies and the world around them, she said; dolls, butterflies, magic balls, flying animals.
“I think it is a story about being brave and how you have to make choices in your life,” she continued.
“We all have to face the fact that we can’t be forever what we are today.
We are not.
So we have to change who we are and what we do.”
She added that the book was “not a fairy tale about a happy ending”.
The book was originally published in the UK in 1952, and it has since been translated into 26 languages, including French, German and Spanish.
Ms Flynn said she did not expect the book to have “the kind of impact” that it did, and was surprised by its success.
“A lot of people have thought it was a big failure, but it has a huge amount of love and affection,” she added.
“Even now, the book has sold a million copies worldwide, and the children’s version has sold in the millions.”
And I think we’re doing something right.
“When you look at the success of other books, I think you look and say, ‘Oh, that’s fantastic, it has sold so well’.”
The book’s been translated in so many languages, and in the United States, we have had more than 1 million copies printed.
“The author said she wanted to “do something that will really bring joy” to the children, who are her main audience.”
They’re not just my readers, but also my audiences,” she concluded.
The BBC has approached Ms Fletcher for comment.