from Harper Collins:

It was the closest kingdom to the queen’s, as the crow flies, but not even the crows flew it.
You may think you know this story. There’s a young queen, about to be married. There are some good, brave, hardy dwarfs; a castle, shrouded in thorns; and a princess, cursed by a witch, so rumor has it, to sleep forever.
But no one is waiting for a noble prince to appear on his trusty steed here. This fairy tale is spun with a thread of dark magic, which twists and turns and glints and shines. A queen might just prove herself a hero, if a princess needs rescuing . . .

 

About the Book

In what Tor.com 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“ (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.

 

Facts:

The Sleeper and the Spindle
by Neil Gaiman
illustrated by Chris Riddell
On Sale: 09/22/2015
Sold as Hardcover ($19.99), Audio, E-Book and Downloadable Audiofile

 

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