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The Sleeper and the Spindle - Neil Gaiman

The Sleeper and the Spindle

By: Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell (Illustrator)

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Published: 7th November 2014
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
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The bestselling, award-bedecked Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell are reunited in this irresistibly twisty fairy-tale reboot, with glorious gold ink adding lustre to an amazingly beautiful book.

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.

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    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

    Neil Gaiman

    Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman, born 10 November 1960, is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.

    He has won numerous awards, including Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, Newbery Medal, and Carnegie Medal. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008).

    Visit Neil Gaiman's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9781408859643
    ISBN-10: 1408859645
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 72
    Published: 7th November 2014
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.7  x 1.1
    Weight (kg): 0.41