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Review: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

Monday, March 14, 2016
Why I chose this book:
When I first heard of this book, the idea of a picture book for young adults really intrigued me. I enjoy Neil Gaiman, so I really wanted to check it out. And I’m glad I did, because I eventually ended up writing a paper over it for my feminist lit class.



The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Release Date: October 23rd, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Picture Books, Fantasy
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Synopsis:
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. (Goodreads)

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