The Sleeper and the Spindle

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7.0 X 9.9 X 0.2 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the author of many bestsellers for readers of all ages, including Stardust (the basis for the blockbuster movie), Fragile Things, Anansi Boys, Interworld, and Coraline. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Chris Riddell is an acclaimed British artist who lives in Brighton, England. He has written and illustrated many books of his own, including Ottoline and the Yellow Cat and Ottoline Goes to School, and has illustrated, for Bloomsbury UK, The Graveyard Book; Coraline; and Fortunately, the Milk; as well as The Sleeper and the Spindle.


"Gaiman and Riddell's greatest [collaboration] to date."
"Told in a way only Gaiman can" and featuring "stunning metallic artwork."--GeekInsider
"A refreshing, much-needed twist on a classic story."--The Guardian
"Spellbindingly illustrated."--Gaby Wood, Saturday Telegraph
"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
"A genuine treat."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A spectacular art object...certainly a treasure."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Riddell's spectacularly intricate ink drawings, gilded with gold, bring Gaiman's inventive story to life...This highly recommended visually stunning twist on two classic fairy tales will be well received by fans of graphic novels and fantasy stories."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"A wholly original reimagining...Riddell's artwork is the reason a library should own this title in their collection. His details are exquisite."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"A striking volume...thrums with malevolence and confounds our expectations...[the pictures] seem to writhe creepily on the page."--Wall Street Journal
"Unabashedly feminist...So sonically tuned that it breathes on its own from the very first line. Adding to the wonder are Chris Riddell's dazzling illustrations."--New York Times Book Review