Buildings are closed. Curbside Pickup is available. Click here for our interim services.

The sleeper and the spindle

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG+ - BL: 5.3 - AR Pts: 1
Lexile measure:

In a beautiful collaboration, New York Times bestselling and Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman and Kate Greenaway-winning illustrator Chris Riddell have created a thrillingly reimagined fairy tale, "told in a way only Gaiman can" and featuring "stunning metallic artwork" (

The result is a beautiful and coveted edition of The Sleeper and the Spindle that the Guardian calls "a refreshing, much-needed twist on a classic story."

In this captivating and darkly funny tale, Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell have twisted together the familiar and the new as well as the beautiful and the wicked to tell a brilliant version of Snow White's (sort of) and Sleeping Beauty's (almost) stories.

This story was originally published (without illustrations) in Rags & Bones (Little, Brown, 2013). This is the first time it is being published as an illustrated, stand-alone edition, and the book is a beautiful work of art.

Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID7297d409-5258-9445-bc39-55a48b935031
Grouping Titlesleeper and the spindle
Grouping Authorneil gaiman
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-12-03 00:02:01AM
Last Indexed2020-12-03 04:20:26AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

auth_author2Andoh, Adjoa,
Baker, Sean,
Collingwood, Jane,
Corbett, Clare (Narrator),
Corduner, Allan,
Forbes, Peter,
Kingsley, Katherine,
Maloney, Michael, 1957-
Pulver, Lara, 1981-
Rhind-Tutt, Julian, 1968-
Riddell, Chris,
Sessions, John, 1953-
Walsh, Niamh J.,
Weyman, Dan,
authorGaiman, Neil,
author2-roleAndoh, Adjoa,narrator.
Baker, Sean,narrator.
Collingwood, Jane,narrator.
Corbett, Clare(Narrator),narrator.
Corduner, Allan,narrator.
Forbes, Peter,narrator.
Kingsley, Katherine,narrator.
Maloney, Michael,1957-narrator.
Pulver, Lara,1981-narrator.
Rhind-Tutt, Julian,1968-narrator.
Riddell, Chris,illustrator.
Sessions, John,1953-narrator.
Walsh, Niamh J.,narrator.
Weyman, Dan,narrator.
hoopla digital.
author_displayGaiman, Neil
available_at_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
Oliver La Farge (Curbside Pickup)
Southside (Curbside Pickup)
detailed_location_santafeLa Farge YA Audiobooks
La Farge Young Adult
Main Young Adult
Online Hoopla Collection
Online OverDrive Collection
Southside Young Adult
display_descriptionOn 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.
format_category_santafeAudio Books
format_santafeAudio CD
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:c94708b3-f594-44d1-9d5c-6134a580a168-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
hoopla:MWT12204174Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeBookeBook1falsetruehoopla Online
ils:.b14759123.i19609346La Farge YA AudiobooksCD spoken Fiction Gaiman, N1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*lyav
hoopla:MWT11635118Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetruehoopla Online
overdrive:9b2b40e4-02e0-4cbe-88df-533b89169e4d-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:.b14600249.i19379547Main Young AdultFiction Gaiman, N1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*my
ils:.b14600249.i1941772xSouthside Young AdultFiction Gaiman, N1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*cy
ils:.b14600249.i19417718La Farge Young AdultFiction Gaiman, N1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*ly
itype_santafeCD - Spoken
Regular Circ
local_callnumber_santafeCD spoken Fiction Gaiman, N
Fiction Gaiman, N
owning_library_santafeSanta Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
Oliver La Farge (Curbside Pickup)
Southside (Curbside Pickup)
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:c94708b3-f594-44d1-9d5c-6134a580a168eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishHarperCollins2015
hoopla:MWT12204174eBookeBookEnglishHarper Collins Publishers, 2015.1 online resource
ils:.b14759123Audio CDAudio BooksUnabridged; [Retail edition].EnglishHarper Collins Publishers, [2015].1 audio discs (60 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
hoopla:MWT11635118eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishHarperCollins Publishers, 2015.1 online resource (1 audio file (1hr., 06 min.)) : digital.
ils:.b14600249BookBooksFirst U.S. edition.EnglishHarper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.66 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:c94708b3-f594-44d1-9d5c-6134a580a168-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
hoopla:MWT12204174Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b14759123.i19609346On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
overdrive:9b2b40e4-02e0-4cbe-88df-533b89169e4d-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b14600249.i19379547On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b14600249.i1941772xOn Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b14600249.i19417718On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
Blessing and cursing -- Fiction
Blessing and cursing -- Juvenile fiction
Children's stories
Electronic books
Fairy tales
Fairy tales -- Adaptations
Fantasy fiction
Graphic novels
Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Fiction
Princesses -- Juvenile fiction
Queens -- Juvenile fiction
Quests (Expeditions) -- Juvenile fiction
Search and rescue operations -- Juvenile fiction
Sleeping Beauty (Tale) -- Adaptations
Snow White (Tale) -- Adaptations
Young adult fiction
title_displayThe sleeper and the spindle
title_fullThe Sleeper and the Spindle
The Sleeper and the Spindle [electronic resource] / Neil Gaiman
The sleeper and the spindle / Neil Gaiman ; illustrated by Chris Riddell
The sleeper and the spindle [electronic resource] / Neil Gaiman
The sleeper and the spindle [sound recording] / Neil Gaiman
title_shortThe sleeper and the spindle
topic_facetBlessing and cursing
Children's stories
Electronic books
Fairy tales
Graphic novels
Kings, queens, rulers, etc
Quests (Expeditions)
Search and rescue operations
Sleeping Beauty (Tale)
Snow White (Tale)
Young Adult Fiction