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The Sleeper and The Spindle
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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. Winner of The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016

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Neil Gaiman has written highly acclaimed books for both children and adults and is the first author to have won both the Carnegie and Newbery Medals for the same work - The Graveyard Book. Many of his books, including Coraline and Stardust, have been made into films; Neverwhere has been adapted for TV and radio; and American Gods and Good Omens have been adapted into major TV series. He has also written two episodes of Doctor Who and appeared in The Simpsons as himself. Chris Riddell is a much loved illustrator and acclaimed political cartoonist. He has won the Costa Children's Book Award, the Nestle Gold Award is the only artist to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times, most recently for his illustrations in The Sleeper and the Spindle. He was Waterstones Children's Laureate from 2015 to 2017 and has illustrated the work of many celebrated children's authors, including five Neil Gaiman titles and J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard. He is the author of the bestselling Goth Girl and Ottoline series and co-creator of The Edge Chronicles.

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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 *
A richly nuanced tale with a contemporary slant that will fire your imagination - and haunt your dreams * Times Educational Supplement *

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