A beautifully illustrated retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale. Tom can’t believe his luck when a mysterious witch leads him to a cave full of treasure. But could a battered old tinder box for kindling a fire hold the key to even greater riches? Part of the Usborne Reading Programme of over 300 books, each developed with reading experts. Young Reading Series One is aimed at children starting to read independently.
Russell Punter was born in Bedfordshire, England. From an early age he enjoyed writing and illustrating his own stories. He later trained as a graphic designer at art college in West Sussex before entering publishing. Since then, he has written over fifty books for children, including original fiction in both picture book and young reader formats.