A self-referential gem ... Both author and illustrator are craftsmen at the top of their game, making it look easy * Sunday Times - Children's Book of the Year 2013 * Funny and inventive ... Neil Gaiman is a phenomenon * Guardian * A story that is as entertaining for adults as children * Observer * Neil Gaiman is the nearest thing children's books have to a rock star: if you enjoy fantasy, he is irresistible * The Times *
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 Childrens Book Award, the Nestl 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 Childrens Laureate from 2015 to 2017 and has illustrated the work of many celebrated childrens authors, including five Neil Gaiman titles and J.K. Rowlings 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.