The Sleeper and the Spindle – by Neil Gaiman – #bookreview

Quick and fun read. Awarded three stars on Goodreads.
sleeperThis is the first graphic novella I’ve read and my first exposure to young adult fiction by Neil Gaiman, though I now plan to read more of his books.Like Gregory Maguire THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE is a more contemporary take on a classic fairy tale, The Sleeping Beauty, with subtle but entertaining humor. This one has a little Snow White mixed in, a few dwarfs, and a strong feminist message—which I found refreshing since so many fairy tales reinforce old stereotypes about helpless girls who are saved by princes.

It’s a super quick read – less than an hour – and beautifully illustrated with black and white drawings by Chris Riddell.

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