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Chris Riddell - Author

About the Author

Children's Laureate 2015-2017

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors  Chris Riddell was our Author and Illustrator of the Month in December 2010. Click here to find out more.

Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001 and 2004 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Goth Girl books, the Ottoline series, The Emperor of Absurdia, Wendel and the Robots and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth books, the Scavenger series and the Blobheads series. Chris lives in Brighton with his family.

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Author photo © Tom Pilston Booktrust

Chris Riddell on John Tenniel : "Before I knew a thing about him, John Tenniel was a hero of mine, or rather, I should say, his white rabbit was. As a child I copied Tenniel’s illustrations from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland obsessively, particularly his drawing of the White Rabbit in waistcoat and frock coat, umbrella tucked under one arm and a pocket watch in paw, a look of suppressed panic in his eye. I loved analysing the shading, intricate lines of cross-hatching, the folds of the sleeve, the tilt of the head, that wide-eyed rabbit stare. Tenniel was one of the reasons I became an illustrator."

Featured books by Chris Riddell

Other books by Chris Riddell

Once Upon a Wild Wood

Once Upon a Wild Wood

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

A visual feast on every page, illustrated with warmth and humour and full of witty details to discover - this is Chris Riddell at his picture book best! Little Green Raincape is on her way to Rapunzel's party, deep in the wild woods. The way is long and dark, but Green is a smart girl. Smart enough to turn down apples offered by kindly old ladies, smart enough to turn down travel advice from helpful wolves, and above all, smart enough to solve a wealth of classic fairy tale problems - not least mend a lovelorn beast's broken heart. Once Upon a Wild Wood is a richly imagined story packed full of familiar fairy tale characters as you've never seen them before. Including Red Riding Hood, Thumbelina, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, the three bears, the seven dwarfs and many more!

The Emperor of Absurdia

The Emperor of Absurdia

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

A gloriously rich and beautiful picture book from Chris Riddell, the award-winning creator of Once Upon a Wild Wood. Welcome to Absurdia: a strange and wonderful land where nothing is quite what it seems. Trees are birds, umbrellas are trees, and the sky is thick with snoring fish. Join one small boy as he tumbles out of bed into a crazy dreamland of wardrobe monsters, dragons and amazing adventures! The Emperor of Absurdia is a brilliantly imaginative and original story from the bestselling picture book creator, Chris Riddell. With a story to enchant even the youngest reader and wonderfully rich and detailed illustrations, it will delight parents and children alike.

Wendel and the Robots

Wendel and the Robots

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

A brilliantly funny robot adventure from award-winning author and illustrator, Chris Riddell, creator of Once Upon a Wild Wood. Wendel is a very clever mouse - but not a very tidy one. If his inventions go wrong, Wendel just throws them away and starts again. So when Clunk, his robot assistant, fills the sock drawer with cups and saucers and makes tea in a Wellington boot, Wendel throws him on the scrapheap and makes himself a new assistant: the Wendelbot. But he gets more than he bargained for, and soon Wendel finds himself on the scrapheap. Can he win back his workshop from the mighty Wendelbot? Let the robot battle commence! With Chris Riddell's characteristic verve and brilliance, Wendel and the Robots is a wonderfully funny, action-packed story full of surprises and extraordinary inventions, and with a subtle environmental message.

100 Hugs

100 Hugs

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2019

100 Hugs is a gorgeous collection of illustrated hugs from Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate 2015-2017. This is the perfect gift for a loved one, or to cheer yourself up on a dark day when all you need is a hug. The one hundred beautiful and intricate illustrations from the three-times winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal includes a hug for every emotion and occasion. But one thing is for certain: every hug will touch your heart. In a perfect pocket-sized format, 100 Hugs is certain to comfort and raise a smile.

Ottoline CD Boxset 1

Ottoline CD Boxset 1

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/10/2017

Introducing Miss Ottoline Brown, an exceptionally inquisitive Mistress of Disguise, and her partner in crime, Mr. Munroe in Ottoline CD Boxset 1 by Chris Riddell. Together they look after the Brown family's eclectic collections - and dabble in a spot of detective work. No puzzle is ever too tricky for the two of them to solve . . . From multi-award winning author and Children's Laureate (2015-17) Chris Riddell comes the adventures of Ottoline. Read by actress and comedian Ronni Ancona with a running time of approximately 98 minutes, this funny and exciting story will be listened to again and again. In Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, Ottoline and Mr. Munroe are the first to the scene of the crime when a string of high-society dog-nappings and jewel thefts hits Big City. Ottoline (who luckily has a diploma from the Who-R-U Academy of Disguise) and Mr. Munroe go undercover - and expose an ingenious scam masterminded by furry feline crook, the Yellow Cat. Meanwhile, in Ottoline Goes to School, Ottoline is off to the Alice B. Smith School for the Differently Gifted, but she is rather worried that she doesn't have a special gift. Mr. Munroe is more worried about the ghost who is said to haunt the school halls at night. Does Ottoline discover her hidden talent and can they expose the spook?

My Little Book of Big Freedoms The Human Rights Act in Pictures

My Little Book of Big Freedoms The Human Rights Act in Pictures

Author: Chris Riddell, Amnesty International Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/06/2017

A classic picture-book edition of My Little Book of Big Freedoms illustrated by the former Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell, published in partnership with Amnesty International UK. We all want a good life, to have fun, to be safe, happy and fulfilled. For this to happen, we need to look after each other and stand up for the basic human rights that we often take for granted. This book features 16 different freedoms, each accompanied by beautiful illustrations. It shows why our human rights are so important - they help to keep us safe. Every day. Featuring a stunning new cover and full-colour artwork for the first time.

Classic Nursery Rhymes

Classic Nursery Rhymes

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The perfect gift for any time of year (from Christmas to christenings), this enchanting collection of nursery rhymes is illustrated with stunning artwork by Dorothy M. Wheeler from 1916 and features a foreword by former Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. This stunning hardback is a must-have for any child's book case, with gorgeous vintage artwork from Enid Blyton's original illustrator to decorate nursery favourites including Little Jack Horner, Jack and Jill and Humpty Dumpty.

The Edge Chronicles 12: Doombringer Second Book of Cade

The Edge Chronicles 12: Doombringer Second Book of Cade

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2015

Cade Quarter is building a new life for himself in the wild Farrow Ridges, miles away from civilization - and from the enemies who are seeking him. But when his new home is threatened by villainous mire-pearlers, Cade and his friends must find a way to defend the land they love, and the wise and beautiful secrets it holds. Doombringer is the second book of the Cade Saga - fourth trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen World Book Day Edition 2015

Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen World Book Day Edition 2015

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2015

When Ada travels to the seaside resort of Brighton on holiday, she is very excited to meet leading followers of fashion Lady Vivienne Dashwood and her rival, the fashionable shepherd, Beau Peeps. They are there preparing for World Frock Night - a lavish ball where everyone dresses up in their finest costumes to compete for the grand prize. Ada has been given money by her father to buy a spectacular outfit for the ball, and she's excited to be in with a chance of winning the prize. But, as usual, nothing goes to plan, and becoming the belle of the ball will prove to be Ada's biggest challenge yet . . . Full of intricate black and white illustrations, Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen is a gorgeous World Book Day book from Chris Riddell, award-winning author of Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse.

Wyrmeweald: The Bone Trail

Wyrmeweald: The Bone Trail

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart, Rachel Ellen Lawston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2015

An entire herd of greywyrmes, slaughtered for their flameoil. Others trapped, then viciously herded through the mountains. And more and more settlers heading up to the high country, the bones of those who don't make it littering the way, stark and white, picked clean by carrionwyrmes - the bone trail . . . Trouble is brewing on the weald. A great whitewyrme and his kin send out a call to arms, and the wyrmes begin to gather in their ancient galleries. To defend their land against the relentless march of the kith, with their wagons and settlements and taste for killing. Payback is coming. Wyrme against kith. Kith against kin. Even wyrme against wyrme. And seasoned traveller Micah, with his friends Eli and Cara, is heading right into the thick of it . . .

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Author: Chris Riddell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/11/2014

Ada Goth is the only child of Lord Goth. The two live together in the enormous Ghastly-Gorm Hall. It's hard for her to make friends and, if she's honest, she's rather lonely. Then one day William and Emily Cabbage come to stay at the house, and together with a ghostly mouse called Ishmael they begin to unravel a dastardly plot. Ada and her friends must work together to foil the evil gamekeeper, Maltravers, before it's too late!

The Edge Chronicles 10: The Immortals The Book of Nate

The Edge Chronicles 10: The Immortals The Book of Nate

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

It's five hundred years into the third age of flight and mighty phraxships steam across the immensity of the Deepwoods, plying their lucrative trade between the three great cities. But all across the Edge, trouble is brewing. The goblin clans are preparing for war. And a storm is gathering, unlike any that has been seen before. When the life of Nate Quarter, a young lamplighter, is threatened, he is forced to flee from the phraxmines of the Eastern Woods to the mighty city of Great Glade. He is propelled on an epic journey of self-discovery that encompasses tournaments, battles, revolutions. And a final encounter with the Immortals themselves. Can he and the friends he makes along the way discover the truth about the past - and ensure the future of the Edge? The Immortals concludes the Quint, Twig and Rook sagas. But is also a great way to begin reading The Edge Chronicles - the internationally best-selling fantasy series - and discover the Quint, Twig and Rook trilogies for the first time. Then new and old readers can join a whole new adventure with the Cade saga - the fourth and latest trilogy in The Edge Chronicles.

The Edge Chronicles 7: The Last of the Sky Pirates First Book of Rook

The Edge Chronicles 7: The Last of the Sky Pirates First Book of Rook

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Rook Barkwater lives in the network of sewer-chambers beneath Undertown, the bustling main city of the Edgeworld. He dreams of becoming a librarian knight - one of those sent out to explore the mysteries of their world. Somewhere out there lie the secrets of the past - including the lost floating city of Sanctaphrax - and hope for a future free from the fear of tyranny. When his chance comes, Rook breaks all the rules and sets out on a journey to the Free Glades. His luck and determination lead him from one peril to another until he encounters a mysterious character - the last sky pirate - and is thrust into an extraordinary adventure. The Last of the Sky Pirates is the first book of the Rook Saga - third trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

The Edge Chronicles 9: Freeglader Third Book of Rook

The Edge Chronicles 9: Freeglader Third Book of Rook

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Fleeing from the ruins of New Undertown, young librarian knight Rook Barkwater and his colleagues - Felix Lodd and his banderbear friends - must lead the escaping population to a new life in the Free Glades. But perils aplenty are ahead for the crowd, and Rook knows the journey will be full of danger. Meanwhile, in the Goblin Nations, the tribes are amassing for war. Will Rook be able to keep his friends, himself and their new lives safe? Freeglader is the third book of the Rook Saga - third trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

The Edge Chronicles 8: Vox Second Book of Rook

The Edge Chronicles 8: Vox Second Book of Rook

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

When young librarian knight Rook Barkwater is taken captive and forced to work for Vox Verlix - nominally the Most High Academe, but no more than a prisoner in reality - he stumbles across a terrible truth. Vox is brewing a plot to destroy the goblins and the shrykes at a stroke, so that he can seize control of the Edgeworld for himself. Can Rook foil Vox's plan and save the lives of his librarian friends and colleagues? Vox is the second book of the Rook Saga - third trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

The Edge Chronicles 5: Stormchaser Second Book of Twig

The Edge Chronicles 5: Stormchaser Second Book of Twig

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2014

Twig Verginix has now realised his dream of becoming a sky pirate, exploring the skies of the Edge as a crew-member of The Stormchaser. That is until Cloud Wolf forbids him from coming on the dangerous quest to collect stormphrax - a valuable substance created inside the heart of a Great Storm. Twig refuses to leave his beloved skyship and smuggles himself on board The Stormchaser - but can the ship, and its crew - survive the destructive force of the Great Storm itself? Stormchaser is the second book of the Twig Saga - second trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

The Edge Chronicles 4: Beyond the Deepwoods First Book of Twig

The Edge Chronicles 4: Beyond the Deepwoods First Book of Twig

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2014

Abandoned at birth in the perilous Deepwoods, Twig Verginix is brought up by a family of woodtrolls. One cold night, Twig does what no woodtroll has ever done before - he strays from the path. So begins a heart-stopping adventure that will take Twig through a nightmare world of fearsome goblins, bloodthirsty beasts and flesh-eating trees. Can he discover the truth about his past? Beyond the Deepwoods is the first book of the Twig Saga - second trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

The Edge Chronicles 3: Clash of the Sky Galleons Third Book of Quint

The Edge Chronicles 3: Clash of the Sky Galleons Third Book of Quint

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Young sky-pirate Quint Verginix's family was devastated when his mother and brothers were killed in a vicious arson attack. Now the treacherous quartermaster responsible, Turbot Smeal, has returned, and Quint and his father are determined to take revenge. From the deserted quarries of the Edge Cliff to the lethal glades of bloodoak trees, their deadly pursuit can only end in a clash of the sky galleons. Clash of the Sky Galleons is the third book of the Quint Saga - first trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

Wyrmeweald: Bloodhoney

Wyrmeweald: Bloodhoney

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2013

Fullwinter in the weald - a season of almost unsurvivable cold for anyone foolish enough to venture outside. Even wyrmes die, frozen in the icy wasteland, or falling lifeless from the skies as the host heads west to escape the advance of the two-hides: man... Huddled in a winter den, Micah is thankful to cragclimber Eli Halfwinter for providing him and kingirl Thrace with shelter, while Thrace aches to leave and fly through the skies on her whitewyrme once more. But sniffing out their whereabouts, fuelled by the invigorating liquor known as bloodhoney, is a brutal assassin, seeking vengeance. And worse is to come when they stumble upon a bizarre community headed by a charismatic stone prophet - Deephome...

Hugo Pepper

Hugo Pepper

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2011

A brilliantly inventive, fabulously illustrated addition to the Far-Flung Adventure series from the award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator team, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Set in the same world as Fergus Crane and Corby Flood's stories, this is the tale of a small boy, Hugo Pepper, and his amazing exploits. Raised in the Frozen North by reindeer herders, his parents eaten by polar bears when he was just a baby, Hugo discovers that the sled they arrived in has a very special compass - one that can be set to 'Home'. And so Hugo arrives in Firefly Square - to discover a group of very special friends, and a dastardly enemy... With three-toed snowmen, a secret buried treasure and a host of fabulous stories, this is a fantastic new tale in this series.

Corby Flood

Corby Flood

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2011

Corby Flood and her family are about to set sail on the rather ramshackle cruise ship, the S.S. Euphonia. Her boisterous brothers might not have noticed that anything is wrong, but Corby is highly observant and has a lot of time for note-taking and eavesdropping. Onboard, amongst all the odd passengers and eccentric crew, there is a strange group of men in bowler-hats who call themselves The Brotherhood of Clowns. There's also a melancholy wailing sound coming from the hold. It's strictly out of bounds but Corby can't help investigating. What could be inside the crate she discovers down in the hold? As the ship arrives at its destination, Corby must enlist the help of some very well moustachioed locals to uncover the contents of the crate and the dark secrets of the menacing Clowns...

The Edge Chronicles 10: The Immortals The Book of Nate

The Edge Chronicles 10: The Immortals The Book of Nate

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2010

Five hundred years into the third age of flight and mighty phraxships steam across the immensity of the Deepwoods, plying their lucrative trade between the three great cities. Nate Quarter, a young Lamplighter from the mines of the eastern woods is propelled on an epic journey of self-discovery that encompasses tournaments, battles, revolutions and a final encounter with the Immortals themselves. This is the final tale in the Edge Chronicles sequence and it's a fabulous climax to the most original and dramatic fantasy series being written today. Set years in the future, this book is ideal for new readers to discover the series before going back to read the 'history' of Twig, Rook and Quint. Packed with incredible illustrations from Chris Riddell, this is a wonderfully funny, moving and utterly inventive book.

Mr Underbed

Mr Underbed

Author: Chris Riddell Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2009

When Jim kindly allows Mr Underbed to sleep in his bed he is unprepared for all the other night-time visitors who want to share it too!

The Lost Barkscrolls The Edge Chronicles

The Lost Barkscrolls The Edge Chronicles

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2008

These exciting tales are ideal for those new to the Edge or as an addition to the collection of any fan. They feature stories from each of the Edge trilogies: one from the time of Twig, one from the time of Quint, Twig's father, and one from the time of Rook, Twig's grandson. Meet well-known characters from the Edgeworld and get a tantalising glimpse into the last Edge novel ever - released in 2009. The collection also includes a beautiful fold-out timeline of the Edgeworld and Cloud Wolf and The Stone Pilot , World Book Day stories that fans have repeatedly asked to see again.

The Edge Chronicles 2: The Winter Knights Second Book of Quint

The Edge Chronicles 2: The Winter Knights Second Book of Quint

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/09/2008

In the great floating city of Sanctaphrax, blizzards howl through the streets as the Edgeworld descends into an endless winter. Quint, the son of a sky pirate, has just begun his training at the Knights Academy - training that involves heading out over the Edge on tethers to develop his flying skills. But when Quint breaks the rules and head out to Open Sky on his own, he runs into the great sky leviathan known as a cloud-eater and must use all his skill and ingenuity if catastrophe is not to strike the Edgeworld...You can practically feel the Banderbear's fur and smell the Tilder sausage of Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell's well-loved fantasy world as the Edge is brought to life in glorious detail in a new reading by Alex Jennings.

The Lost Barkscrolls

The Lost Barkscrolls

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2007

This is a fantastic new adventure in the world of the Edge Chronicles . These exciting new tales are ideal for those new to the Edge, or as an addition to the collection of any fan. They feature tales from each of the Edge Trilogies : one from the time of Twig, hero of Beyond the Deepwoods , one from the time of Quint, Twig's father and hero of Clash of the Sky Galleons and one from the time of Rook, Twig's grandson. The tales star well known characters from the Edgeworld and also provide a tantalising glimpse into the book that will follow in 2008, the last Edge novel ever. It also includes the stories Cloud Wolf and The Stone Pilot . These World Book Day tales are real favourites with fans and are asked for repeatedly since they have been unavailable. It includes a beautiful fold-out timeline of the Edgeworld, linking all three trilogies together.

The Edge Chronicles 3: Clash of the Sky Galleons Third Book of Quint

The Edge Chronicles 3: Clash of the Sky Galleons Third Book of Quint

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2007

Quint is travelling with his father, Wind Jackal, on a mission to track down and bring to justice Turbot Smeal, the man who started the fire that killed their family. Having left behind his studies at the Knights Academy, Quint is now eager to learn what it really means to be a sky pirate and to learn from his father. But Wind Jackal is consumed by his desire to capture Smeal - and his judgement is flawed. His actions endangers the lives of his crew - and his son. As they travel from the taverns and backstreets of Undertown and the wonders of the shipbuilders' yards, to the dark dangers of the Deepwoods, where Quint and Maris become separated from the rest of the crew and encounter some terrifying creatures - and finally to the mysterious, ghostly sky-wreck in Open Sky, where they discover the truth about Smeal - and face a new terror...

Hugo Pepper

Hugo Pepper

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2007

A brilliantly inventive, fabulously illustrated addition to the Far-Flung Adventure series from the award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator team, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Set in the same world as Fergus Crane and Corby Flood's stories, this is the tale of a small boy, Hugo Pepper, and his amazing exploits. Raised in the Frozen North by reindeer herders, his parents eaten by polar bears when he was just a baby, Hugo discovers that the sled they arrived in has a very special compass - one that can be set to 'Home'. And so Hugo arrives in Firefly Square - to discover a group of very special friends, and a dastardly enemy... With three-toed snowmen, a secret buried treasure and a host of fabulous stories, this is a fantastic new tale in this series.

Edge Chronicles 1: The Curse of the Gloamglozer First Book of Quint

Edge Chronicles 1: The Curse of the Gloamglozer First Book of Quint

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

In the floating city of Sanctaphrax, fusty old professors scheme and bicker with each other as they study the weather in minute detail - mistshifting, fogprobing, researching the air blowing in from beyond the Edge. But some experiments are best left alone...Quint is the son of a sky pirate captain. He arrives in Sanctaphrax at the request of Linius Pallitax, the Most High Academe, who needs an apprentice he can trust to carry out a series of highly important tasks. Just how important, Quint is about to find out as he and Linius' only daughter, Maris, are plunged into the midst of a terrifying adventure that takes them deep within the rock upon which Sanctaphrax is built.

Midnight Over Sanctaphrax The Edge Chronicles Re-issue

Midnight Over Sanctaphrax The Edge Chronicles Re-issue

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

SANCTAPHRAX WILL BE DESTROYED BY THE ENERGY OF THE MOTHER STORM ...' Far over the Edge, the Mother Storm is brewing - a storm more terrifying than any seen in the lifetime of any Edgelander. Sweeping in from the open sky, it must strike the source of the Edgewater River to bring new energy to the land. But in its way is Sanctaphrax - a magnificent city built on a floating rock and tethered to the land by a massive chain...Only one person can save the Edgelands from certain disaster: Twig, the young sky pirate captain who had dared to sail over the Edge - but returned with his memory shattered and his crew flung far and wide. But to recover his memory and take action, Twig must first find his lost crew. And this means a journey back into the Deepwoods - and beyond ...

The Edge Chronicles 5: Stormchaser Second Book of Twig

The Edge Chronicles 5: Stormchaser Second Book of Twig

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

Since his childhood in the Deepwoods, young Twig has always longed to soar above the forest canopy and explore the sky. Now a lowly crew-member on his father's sky pirate ship, the Stormchaser, his dream seems fulfilled. But a much higher destiny awaits Twig as plots and treacheries from many years ago bring the lofty city of Sanctaphrax - home of the Edgeworld's most learned academics - to the point of disaster. For the city is built on a giant rock, floating high in the sky, its future balance dependent on stormphrax - a valuable yet extremely volatile substance obtained only from the heart of a Great Storm at the very instant it unleashes its most intense power. And only a ship such as the Stormchaser could risk entering the Storm...

The Edge Chronicles 8: Vox Second Book of Rook

The Edge Chronicles 8: Vox Second Book of Rook

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

High in the crumbling Palace of Statues, oily Vox Verlix - nominally the Most High Academe but no more than a prisoner in reality - is brewing a terrible plot to destroy the goblins and the shrykes at a stroke, leaving him free to take over once again. Rook Barkwater, a young librarian knight, stumbles upon the truth when he is taken captive and forced to work for Rook. But can Rook foil Vox's plan and save the lives of his librarian colleagues-? A dramatic and menacing new adventure, illustrated throughout with marvellously imaginative black and white illustrations.

The Edge Chronicles 4: Beyond the Deepwoods First Book of Twig

The Edge Chronicles 4: Beyond the Deepwoods First Book of Twig

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

Young Twig lives in the Deepwoods, among the woodtrolls, but he isn't one of them. In a brave attempt to find out where he truly belongs, Twig wanders into the mysterious, fascinating and sometimes hazardous world beyond the Deepwoods. In his travels he encounters myriad peculiar creatures, like his wise guardian, the caterbird; the slaughterers, a peaceful race who butcher animals for their livelihood; and the vicious, bile-swilling rotsucker. Always mindful of the Gloamglozer, whose presence haunts the thoughts of all the inhabitants of the Edge, Twig pursues his quest until he discovers his roots, not among the trees, but in the skies. With his new allies, the sky pirates, Twig prepares to embark on his next adventure.

The Edge Chronicles 9: Freeglader Third Book of Rook

The Edge Chronicles 9: Freeglader Third Book of Rook

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

Fleeing from the ruins of New Undertown, Rook Barkwater and his colleagues - the librarian knights, Felix Lodd and his banderbear friends - must lead the escaping population to a new life in the Free Glades. But perils aplenty are ahead for the crowd - not to mention some goblins with plans of their own- A dramatic and exciting conclusion to the Rook Barkwater sequence that takes the reader on a thrilling journey across the Edgeworld.

The Edge Chronicles 7: The Last of the Sky Pirates First Book of Rook

The Edge Chronicles 7: The Last of the Sky Pirates First Book of Rook

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2006

Rook Barkwater lives in the network of sewer-chambers beneath Undertown, the bustling main city of the Edgeworld. He dreams of becoming a librarian knight - one of those sent out to explore the mysteries of their world. Somewhere out there lie the secrets of the past - including the lost floating city of Sanctaphrax - and, maybe, hope for a future free from the fear of tyranny. When his chance comes, Rook grabs it! Breaking all the rules, he sets out on a journey to the Free Glades and beyond. His luck and determination lead him from one peril to another until, buried in the heart of the Deepwoods, Rook encounters a mysterious character - the last sky pirate - and is thrust into a bold adventure that dares to challenge the might of the dread Guardians of the Night.

Corby Flood

Corby Flood

Author: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2006

Corby Flood and her family are about to set sail on the rather ramshackle cruise ship, the S.S. Euphonia. Her boisterous brothers might not have noticed that anything is wrong, but Corby is highly observant and has a lot of time for note-taking and eavesdropping. Onboard, amongst all the odd passengers and eccentric crew, there is a strange group of men in bowler-hats who call themselves The Brotherhood of Clowns. There's also a melancholy wailing sound coming from the hold. It's strictly out of bounds but Corby can't help investigating. What could be inside the crate she discovers down in the hold? As the ship arrives at its destination, Corby must enlist the help of some very well moustachioed locals to uncover the contents of the crate and the dark secrets of the menacing Clowns...

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