So good! Especially the ending. Now what? #24in48
Gaiman & Riddell together is always magical!!
“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. This queen will decide her own future – and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems.”
#picturebook #neilgaiman #fairytaleretelling
Two thumbs up! Not only is this a retelling of a fairy tale -- which takes a dark turn and upends the story we think we know -- but it combines two fairy tales and throws in hints of others. Also, no princes were needed to save anyone! Extremely well done IMHO.
📚: Neil Gaiman‘s The Sleeper and the Spindle
🎥: The Scent of Green Papaya (I fell asleep both times I tried to watch it. It was very boring.
🎶 : “No Sleep Tonight” - The Faders
I know I‘ve been reading a lot of Gaiman this year. But his books are so magical. And I am craving magic! Just spent the day playing D&D. So I took a nice long bath and read this quick and beautiful read! Love true illustrations ! Love the fact that there is no prince to save the day only one badass queen and a princess. So beautiful so empowering ! Love love love ❤️🖤❤️
Neil Gaiman is just too wonderful. This novella is an utterly lovely take on Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. I love the attention paid to fairytale motifs 💖 Get yourself a print copy of this, rather than a Kindle one, (like I did), as the illustrations are astounding.
I need a framed print of this picture ♥️
This story will prick your imagination and set you to dreaming. I love how Gaiman took iconic fairytales, spun them together, and turned them on their ears. And he did it in a away that leaves the reader inspired and spinning their own tales. Riddell‘s illustrations depict Gaiman‘s words beautifully, while hinting at more stories unfolding beyond what was written. Together, they‘ve created a wonderful book and so much more. Two thumbs way way up!
I read this as part of #Booked2019 to satisfy my #fairytaleretelling requirement. First, let me say that I am not into fairy tale retellings. I chose this because it was short and well, short. Nice and short. I did enjoy this more than I thought I would and I love the changes to the original story. Also, I listened to the full cast audio, but I‘ve heard the illustrations are beautiful.
How I wake my 12 year old on the really rough days. 🤣🤣🤣🥀
@Cinfhen saved my life with this one. I was dreading #fairytaleretelling for #booked2019. It‘s just not my thing. But this was short and beautifully illustrated. It‘s the retelling of Sleeping Beauty, with Snow White and her dwarves thrown in. I didn‘t love it, but it was well done and brief.
I found it on #hoopla, but I would have preferred it in print. The illustrations didn‘t translate well on my iPad.
Special thanks to @erzascarletbookgasm @ravenlee & @Carolyn11215 for bringing this super short #FairytaleRetelling to my attention for #Booked2019 🌹😴👸🏼🧚♀️👑 I thought the illustrations were magical but the story was not my jam. 5 stars on the artwork but only 2.5 for the writing #SorryNotSorry
Here is my #fairytaleretelling for #booked2019 - it‘s been on my shelf forever and I wish I‘d read it years ago.
Elements of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, blended into a uniquely Gaiman tale. I loved everything about it, except its brevity.
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft
I signed up for the #HappilyEverAfterSwap hosted by @Chrissyreadit !
February 14th is a date I have a hard time looking forward to — not because I don‘t LOVE love (because I do)— but because my grandmother, who loved me with the strongest & best kind of love (even though she *hated* everyone else 😆), passed away on Valentine‘s Day almost three years ago. Thanks, Christina, for providing a (twisted) ray of light in the dark forest.🖤
Amazing illustrations. Bizarre retelling. Snow White meets Sleeping Beauty with Zombies (sleep walking residents of the town). Very quick read...wish it had been longer. 2nd book completed for #mounttbr2019 and #booked2019. @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
Love this retelling of Sleeping Beauty. This quote Gaiman made regarding the project explains why I wanted to read it. And the illustrations by Chris Riddell are absolutely gorgeous. Check it out if you‘re a fan of either Gaiman or Riddell. You won‘t regret it. 🖤🖤🖤
It‘s past noon on the first day of 2019 over here and what better way to kickstart my reading year with the fantastic Mr Gaiman! From his extraordinary mind combined with the stunning illustrations of Chris Riddell, this is a reimagined fairy tale like no other. It‘s a ‘fusion‘ of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. You think you know the story, but there‘s a plot twist! I love it!
#firstreadoftheyear #Booked2019 #winter #fairytaleretelling
This was a good book, with a decent plot, and I liked the mix of graphic novel with regular text. What I didn‘t like was how short the book was—I started it with high hopes and then all of a sudden it was done! Also, I had to stop halfway through and google whether this was part of a series, because it felt like there should have been at least one book before and after this. I know it is a loose retelling, but that wasn‘t the vibe I was getting.
A fantastically done audio version (complete with sound effects and quality acting) of this unique take on two beloved fairytales. It‘s has a good blend of magic, humor, and creep-factor, and is a short listen or read. Well worth it for fairytale and/or fantasy enthusiasts...
#fantasy #fairytale #neilgaiman #thesleeperandthespindle #books #booklover #bookgeek #bookaholic #bookaddict
OMG! You are beyond generous @ofbooksandme ! You are amazing.
I came home to all these fantastic gifts for our #sfmbc. 😻😻😻😻 I can't begin to thank you enough. I adore everything. I'm going to start coloring tonight.
Neil Gaiman puts the spin(dle) on the age old story of the sleeping princess in the castle, in his flawless, dreamy prose of mild creepiness. Beautifully illustrated in black, white and gold, in a weird blend of grotesque and art nouveau. Gorgeous both in language and art. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This the most breath-taking cover art I have seen: is gorgeous black and gold art nouveau style lettering on translucent vellum, with breathtaking black-and white line illustration showing through. A piece of art.
So happy to be reading something so beautiful.
This was my first time listening to an audiobook and my first Neil Gaiman book. The full cast performance was absolutely beautiful and it made it so much easier to get into and follow along. Neil Gaiman‘s storytelling is absolutely beautiful, it had childlike feel to it that just sweeps you away into the fantasy. I loved the end when I discovered the connecting fairytales, it just left me in awe. it‘s a retelling I never knew I needed in my life!
A young Queen takes her dwarf companions in search of a kingdom that was hit decades ago, by a plague of sleep, and finds the Sleeper in a tower..but things are not what they seem.
My first Gaiman book 📖 thanks @398.2 for the recommendations 👏 I enjoyed it - it was a little confusing (names would have helped me, I think) but I found the different perspective on familiar fairy tales refreshing. And the illustrations were beautiful. Next up: The Ocean at the End of the Lane.