The Sleeper and the Spindle (Hardcover)
What if someone combined the stories of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, took away the princes and gave the new heroine badass armor? Well Neil Gaiman did it and the result is pretty amazing! Gorgeously illustrated by Chris Riddell.— From Molly's Picks
In a beautiful collaboration, New York Times bestselling and Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman and Kate Greenaway-winning illustrator Chris Riddell have created a thrillingly reimagined fairy tale, "told in a way only Gaiman can" and featuring "stunning metallic artwork" (GeekInsider.com).
The result is a beautiful and coveted edition of The Sleeper and the Spindle that the Guardian calls "a refreshing, much-needed twist on a classic story."
In this captivating and darkly funny tale, Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell have twisted together the familiar and the new as well as the beautiful and the wicked to tell a brilliant version of Snow White's (sort of) and Sleeping Beauty's (almost) stories.
This story was originally published (without illustrations) in Rags & Bones (Little, Brown, 2013). This is the first time it is being published as an illustrated, stand-alone edition, and the book is a beautiful work of art.
“Gaiman and Riddell’s greatest [collaboration] to date.”
“Told in a way only Gaiman can” and featuring “stunning metallic artwork.”
“A refreshing, much-needed twist on a classic story.”
“Magical, sumptuous, transporting.”
“Unforgettable, unpredictable and utterly enchanting for anyone between the ages of seven and seventy.”
“A genuine treat.”
“A spectacular art object...certainly a treasure.”
“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.”
“A wholly original reimagining...Riddell’s artwork is the reason a library should own this title in their collection. His details are exquisite.”
“A striking volume...thrums with malevolence and confounds our expectations...[the pictures] seem to writhe creepily on the page.”
“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.”