The Sleeper and the Spindle

Category: Book
By (author): Gaiman, Neil
Illustrated By: Riddell, Chris
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
Audience: young adult
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: September 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 64
Size: 10.00in x 7.00in x 0.50in
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$ 24.99
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

In what calls their "greatest [collaboration] to date," 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" (

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.

Review Quote*"Gaiman and Riddell's greatest [collaboration] to date."
Review Quote*"Told in a way only Gaiman can" and featuring "stunning metallic artwork."
Review Quote*"A refreshing, much-needed twist on a classic story."
Review Quote*"Spellbindingly illustrated."
Review Quote*"Magical, sumptuous, transporting."
Review Quote*"Unforgettable, unpredictable and utterly enchanting for anyone between the ages of seven and seventy."
Review Quote*"A genuine treat."
Review Quote*"A spectacular art object...certainly a treasure."
Review Quote*"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."