The Sleeper and the Spindle

The Sleeper and the Spindle

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062398246
0062398245
Branch Call Number: Teen Fiction / Gaiman, Neil
Characteristics: 66 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Riddell, Chris

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Linyarai
May 13, 2018

This was a great combination of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, and I really enjoyed the twist with the queen and the witch.

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faithmurri99
Apr 22, 2018

A very interesting reimagining of two classic tales: Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. It ties together the obvious similarities of the two tales seamlessly and is well done, though the climax is rather short and uneventful. Overall, it was an engaging and intriguing short story that I really enjoyed. The illustrations by Chris Riddell are very well done and integrated with the text very well.

kobrien3 Feb 01, 2018

As a huge fan of Neil Gaiman and fairytales, coming across this book was a dream come true! This dark reimagining of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White has some delightful twists, a strong heroine, and absolutely gorgeous illustrations. A quick and engaging read, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys fairytales, fantasy, or Neil Gaiman!

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becker
Nov 10, 2017

Neil Gaiman has re-imagined the story of Sleeping Beauty and in true Gaiman style, he has done it beautifully.

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The_Zookeeper
Oct 02, 2017

This was a great twist on a classic tale. The twists that Neil Gaiman weaves into the story really show off his storytelling ability and the pictures that accompany the story are truly wonderful.

JCLChrisK Sep 21, 2017

A wonderfully illustrated fairy tale that is part Sleeping Beauty, part Snow White, and part surprising new twists.

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STMES
Aug 16, 2017

Gaiman interweaves "Snow White" with "Sleeping Beauty" in this illustrated short story. This is a tale about waking up; about choosing a story that continues rather than to disappear into the obscurity of a happily-ever-after. Gaiman's haunting story is well complemented by Riddell's black & white illustrations in this -- not a retelling, but a new fairy tale, grown out of old ones.

sundanced Aug 14, 2017

A dark and lovely retelling of the Sleeping Beauty and Snow White fairy tales, with intricate illustrations included.

SCL_BethZ Aug 10, 2017

I love this book. An exciting new twist on the Sleeping Beauty and Snow White fairytales. I actually think this storyline would make a fun role-playing game one-shot.

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Question
Apr 24, 2017

Feel that Gaiman can do better but it is still a very good twist on the Sleeping Beauty and Snow White stories.

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andreareads
Dec 06, 2015

The queen felt something stirring in her heart. She remembered her stepmother, then. Her stepmother had liked to be adored. Learning how to be strong, to feel her own emotions and not another’s, had been hard; but once you learned the trick of it, you did not forget.

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