The Sleeper and the Spindle (Hardback)
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The Sleeper and the Spindle (Hardback)

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Hardback 72 Pages / Published: 23/10/2014
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WINNER of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016 A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell - weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish. On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. This queen will decide her own future - and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems. Twisting together the familiar and the new, this perfectly delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents. Lavishly produced, packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations enhanced with metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408859643
Number of pages: 72
Weight: 409 g
Dimensions: 238 x 175 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Spellbindingly illustrated -- Gaby Wood * Saturday Telegraph *
Suffused with joy and melancholy and underpinned by the knowledge of where it comes from and where it wants to go... It is absolutely a retelling for our age, but also for ages still to come -- Lucy Mangan * The Guardian *
Magical, sumptuous, transporting * The Big Issue *
Unforgettable, unpredictable and utterly enchanting for anyone between the ages of seven and seventy -- Amanda Craig * The New Statesman *
Will hold the reader spellbound from start to finish * The Guardian *
A richly nuanced tale with a contemporary slant that will fire your imagination - and haunt your dreams * Times Educational Supplement *

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“A Fairy Tale for a New Age”

Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell: a partnership fated to succeed from the start. Gaiman’s modest, restless prose teamed with the trademark art of Riddell results in a frank and glorious narrative that blends elements of... More

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“Stunning book.”

The Sleeper and the Spindle begins with a curse. A curse that, whilst it was contained for many years, has suddenly started to spread. The young Queen of a neighbouring kingdom, who is preparing for her imminent... More

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Charlie Hay at Brentwood

“Stunning Perfection ”

Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell are a match made in heaven. They are my favourite illustrator/author combo. I don’t have many, but they are certainly top of the list. The Sleeper and the Spindle is two fairy tales... More

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