The Sleeper and the Spindle

The Sleeper and the Spindle written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell is a graphic novel about Snow White going off to rescue Sleeping Beauty. That’s a really basic description, but you get the idea. It is an interesting spin on the stories. There are no prince charmings or kings. Just some dwarves and a few ladies on an adventure. The book is gorgeous and very short (~70 pages).

There’s really not a whole lot to say about it. I like it a lot, but I wish there was more. It is short and not very deep, but it is written like a fairy tale. No one has names, the story is straightforward, and the language is simple. It is good, but too short! I recommend it to fans of the author/illustrator or if you really like the fairy tales because it might be pricey for what it is. It’s so gorgeous though! Did I mention it was gorgeous?!

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