Tales From Beyond the Rainbow

Pete Jordi Wood Harry Woodgate, Ez Silva, Anshika Khullar

About the book

Ten captivating stories of adventure and resilience celebrating LGBTQ+ characters, published as an illustrated collection of queer classics for the first time.

These are the fairy tales that history forgot - or concealed. Tales in which gender is fluid and where queer stories can have a happy ending.
Meet the humble sailor who finds his very own handsome prince and the Black trans market girl who becomes queen. Journey to the ends of the earth with an Indian prince, and discover the gay ghosts whose love lasted beyond death.

From Europe to Asia via the African savannah, LGBTQ+ folklore researcher Pete Jordi Wood has combed through generations of history and adapted ten unforgettable stories, each illustrated by an artist who shares heritage with the culture from which the stories were born.

'Representative of so many members of the community and brought to life with vibrant illustrations' - Independent

Publication Date
01 June 2023

Puffin Classics

Book Type


Tales From Beyond the Rainbow - Jacket

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