(1962 - )
Chris Riddell (born 1962) is a British illustrator and occasional writer of children’s books and a political cartoonist for The Observer. He has won two Kate Greenaway Medals, the British librarians’ annual award for the best-illustrated children’s book, and two of his works were commended runners-up, a distinction dropped after 2002. Books that he wrote or illustrated have won three Nestlé Smarties Book Prizes and have been silver or bronze runners-up four times.
An anthology of stories by different authors and illustrators. This is an abridged version of the Puffin edition. Contains new Pauline Baynes illustrations for an excerpt from The Sword in the Stone.