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  • The Edge Chronicles 6 Books Set By Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell - Young Adult - Paperback Young Adult Corgi
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    The Edge Chronicles 6 Books Set By Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell - Ages 9-14 - Paperback

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    Titles in This Set :1. The Edge Chronicles : The Curse of the Gloamglozer: First Book of Quint2. The Edge Chronicles : The Winter Knights: Second B...

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  • Chris Riddell Ottoline Collection 3 Books Set - Paperback - Age 7-9 7-9 Macmillan Children's Books
    Chris Riddell Ottoline Collection 3 Books Set - Paperback - Age 7-9 7-9 Macmillan Children's Books
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    Chris Riddell Ottoline Collection 3 Books Set - Paperback - Age 7-9

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    Titles in this Set: Ottoline at Sea Ottoline and the Yellow Cat Ottoline and the Purple Fox Description: Ottoline at SeaOttoline and Mr. Munroe d...

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  • Chris Riddell Ottoline Collection 4 Books Set - Ages 7-11 - Paperback 7-9 Macmillan Education
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    Chris Riddell Ottoline Collection 4 Books Set - Ages 7-11 - Paperback

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    Titles In This Set :1. Ottoline and the Yellow Cat2. Ottoline Goes to School3. Ottoline at Sea4. Ottoline and the Purple FoxDescription :Ottoline a...

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    Poems to Live Your Life By

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    In Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite classic and modern poems abou...

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  • Here I Stand: Stories that Speak for Freedom Popular Titles Walker Books Ltd
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    Here I Stand: Stories that Speak for Freedom

    Walker Books Ltd

    A varied and thought-provoking collection of short stories and poems for teens with a conscience, with striking cover illustrations by award-winnin...

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    Ottoline at Sea

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    Ottoline and Mr. Munroe do everything and go everywhere together. That is, until the day Mr. Munroe mysteriously disappears, leaving a strange clue...

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  • Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse Popular Titles Pan Macmillan
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    Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

    Pan Macmillan

    Chris Riddell's Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse is the beautifully illustrated winner of the Costa Children's Book Award. Ada Goth is the only...

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    Ottoline Goes to School

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    Meet Ottoline and her hairy, helpful friend Mr. Munroe. Ottoline is off to the Alice B. Smith School for the Differently Gifted, but she is rather ...

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    Ottoline and the Purple Fox

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    Ottoline is back in Ottoline and the Purple Fox, a beautifully illustrated adventure from former Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell. Ottoline and...

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  • Pirate Stew : The show-stopping new picture book from Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell Popular Titles Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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    Pirate Stew : The show-stopping new picture book from Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

    Meet LONG JOHN McRON, SHIP'S COOK . . . and the most unusual babysitter you've ever seen. Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and ...

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  • Poems to Save the World With Popular Titles Pan Macmillan
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    Poems to Save the World With

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    This absolutely beautiful gift book anthology contains classic and modern poems to galvanize, uplift and inspire you which are brought to life with...

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  • Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony Popular Titles Pan Macmillan
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    Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

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    There are musical goings-on at Ghastly-Gorm Hall and a spooky mystery for Ada Goth to solve in Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony, the fourth book...

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  • Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death Popular Titles Pan Macmillan
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    Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

    Pan Macmillan

    Packed full of beautiful black-and-white illustrations from author Chris Riddell, Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death follows the adventures of...

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  • We Are All Born Free : The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures Popular Titles Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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    We Are All Born Free : The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures

    Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

    Bringing together 31 world-renowned artists, We Are All Born Free is a fully illustrated, simplified adaptation of the Universal Declaration of Hum...

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  • The Sleeper and the Spindle Popular Titles Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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    The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell

    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

    A thrillingly reimagined fairytale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell, now available as a gorge...

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  • A Great Big Cuddle : Poems for the Very Young Popular Titles Walker Books Ltd
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    A Great Big Cuddle : Poems for the Very Young

    Walker Books Ltd

    Two of the biggest names in children's publishing, Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, come together in a new poetry collection. Winner of the 2016 ...

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  • Odd and the Frost Giants Popular Titles Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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    Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

    A thrilling, wintry Nordic epic from the magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell, weaving a tale of legend, magic a...

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  • Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell Extended Range Pan Macmillan
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    Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell

    Pan Macmillan

    Introducing Miss Ottoline Brown, an exceptionally inquisitive Mistress of Disguise, and her partner in crime, Mr. Munroe. No puzzle is ever too tri...

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  • Just William Popular Titles Pan Macmillan
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    Just William

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    Meet everyone's favourite troublemaker!In Richmal Compton's Just William the Outlaws plan a day of non-stop adventure. The only problem is that Wil...

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  • Poems to Fall in Love With Popular Titles Pan Macmillan
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    Poems to Fall in Love With

    Pan Macmillan

    In Poems to Fall in Love With Chris Riddell has selected and illustrated his very favourite classic and modern poems about love. This gorgeously ...

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  • Something Else Popular Titles Penguin Random House Children's UK
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    Something Else

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    A simple story, about a small creature who does his best to join in with the others. But he's different. No matter how he tries, he just doesn't be...

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  • Honey for You, Honey for Me : A First Book of Nursery Rhymes Popular Titles Walker Books Ltd
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    Honey for You, Honey for Me : A First Book of Nursery Rhymes

    Walker Books Ltd

    From Children's Laureates Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, the bestselling team behind A Great Big Cuddle, comes a first book of nursery rhymes. ...

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Chris Riddell is the illustrator of many fabulous books, including the works of Neil Gaiman and multiple collections of poetry. He co-created The Edge Chronicles with Paul Stewart and is the author of Goth Girl and Ottoline. Alongside this, he’s the political cartoonist for The Observer. He’s won three Kate Greenaway Medals, three Nestlé Smarties Book Prizes, and was appointed as Children’s Laureate 2015-2017.

We have a great selection of Chris Riddell books in stock here at Books2Door. You may also be interested in other Children’s Laureates such as Quentin Blake, Julia Donaldson, and Jacqueline Wilson.

Biography

Chris Riddell was born in 1962 in Cape Town, South Africa, to a vicar and his wife. The family moved back to England when he was one. His mother used to give him a pen and paper to keep him occupied during his dad’s sermons, which eventually led to him studying illustration at Brighton Polytechnic. He was an illustrator for The Economist during the 80s and began working at The Observer in 1995. Riddell now lives in Brighton with his wife and children. He was awarded an OBE in 2019 to recognise his services to illustration and charity.

Best-Known Books

The Edge Chronicles was born from a map drawn by Chris Riddell in 1994. It depicted a fantasy world, all on the edge of a cliff. He challenged Paul Stewart to write a story about it, and four years later, Beyond the Deepwoods was published. The book turned into a trilogy, then a quintet, then a trilogy of trilogies. The series was concluded in 2009 with a supersized tenth book, The Immortals, set hundreds of years later. But the pair couldn’t resist making one final trilogy, which was published between 2014 and 2019, for a total of thirteen books. The first six books, now incorporating two World Book Day novellas initially published alongside the series, are available in The Edge Chronicles 6 Book Collection.

The Ottoline series follows Ottoline Brown, Mistress of Disguise, who lives with her hairy friend Mr Munroe in a city apartment. The pair love puzzles and mysteries and are attendants of the Brown family’s eclectic collections. Across the four-book series, they use their undercover detective skills to unmask the Yellow Cat, expose the ghost at the Alice B. Smith School for the Differently Gifted, get lost at sea, and go on a nighttime safari with a purple fox. These adventures are perfect for children between six and eight to read by themselves and are great bedtime stories for younger ones.

Ada Goth, the only lonely child of Lord Goth, lives in Ghastly-Gorm Hall. When William and Emily Cabbage and their ghostly mouse Ishmael come to stay, they begin to unravel gamekeeper Maltravers’ dastardly plot. So begins Chris Riddell’s Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, winner of the Costa Children’s Book Award. In the series that follows, Ada’s adventures take her to a Fete Worse Than Death, a Wuthering Fright at Lord Goth’s literary dog show, and a Sinister Symphony at Ghastly-Gorm Hall music festival.