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The Sleeper and the Spindle

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Sly combo of two fairy tales makes for literary magic.

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With gorgeous black-and-while illustrations (with a touch of gold), this clever combination and retelling of two classic fairy tales brims with literary magic. Readers who like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty will see that this sly new take offers twists and turns in unpredictable directions. Neil Gaiman's prose and Chris Riddell's drawings mesh precisely, and their latest collaboration should appeal to a wide range of readers.

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