Permission requests
If you would like to use any parts of The Gruffalo - text, images or anything related - for any purpose, please note that this is copyrighted and trademarked material, and you will therefore need to request permission from Macmillan Children’s Books. Generally there is a fee for the use of the material.
There are a number of things which we cannot grant permission for, and these include any merchandise, for example the Gruffalo on any clothing or household items, whether for sale or not; food-related requests; and any adaptations or readings of The Gruffalo which change the story or characters from the original. This is not a definitive list.
If you would like to proceed with your request, please email full details to: [email protected]  Please allow up to three weeks for a reply.
 
Event requests
Due to huge demand, Julia and Axel’s diaries are very busy and are often booked up a year or more in advance.
To see their event diary, please visit: http://www.gruffalo.com/what-s-happening/events/
Their events are mainly at larger festivals and they no longer do school events.
 
Fan Mail
Julia would love to be able to reply to all of her fans but she is so busy writing new stories for you to enjoy that she doesn’t always have the time to reply and answer every single question she gets.
There are lots of questions and answers on Julia’s website www.juliadonaldson.co.uk in the ‘About Me’ section, so please do look here.
Axel is also very busy illustrating new books.
Any urgent fan mail can be sent in the first instance to:  [email protected]  we cannot guarantee a direct response from Julia or Axel but a member of Macmillan Children’s books will reply within two weeks. 
 
Charity requests
The Gruffalo has partnered with a number of fitting charities such as Woodland Trust and the Forestry Commission.
Julia and Axel also have a set number of specially selected charities that they work with directly.
If you are a charity or individual raising money for a charity, and would like to use any parts of The Gruffalo - text, images or anything related - please note that this is copyrighted and trademarked material, and you will therefore need to request permission from Macmillan Children’s Books. To do this email full details to: [email protected]  Please allow up to three weeks for a reply.
 
Foreign language editions of The Gruffalo
The Gruffalo is published by many international publishers and there are now 70 language editions available!
If you have a query or request about a foreign edition of The Gruffalo please email [email protected]
 
Gruffalo shop orders:
If you have any problems with an order placed on the Gruffalo Shop (http://www.gruffaloshop.com/) please email the shop customer service who will reply speedily: [email protected] or visit http://www.gruffaloshop.com/help for more details.
 
The Gruffalo films and Merchandise queries:
If you have any questions related to The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom and The Stick Man films and merchandise, please email your queries to: [email protected]
 
Signed copies
Julia and Axel will often sign books at their bookshop signings and after events. You can see a list of their events here: http://www.gruffalo.com/what-s-happening/events/
On occasion there is signed stock available on the Gruffalo shop:  www.gruffaloshop.com
The publishers do not hold stock of signed copies.
 
 
Axel Scheffler illustrations for sale
We are sorry but original artworks of The Gruffalo are not available for sale. On occasion Axel will auction artwork for charities which we will let you know about on the news section of the site or on The Gruffalo Facebook page.
 
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