In a hot, hot country, ringed with mountains on one side and jungle on the other, lives a princess called Cinnamon. Her eyes are made of pearls, which means that she is blind. And, for reasons her parents the Rajah and Rani cannot fathom, she will not talk. So they offer a reward... read full description below.
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In a hot, hot country, ringed with mountains on one side and jungle on the other, lives a princess called Cinnamon. Her eyes are made of pearls, which means that she is blind. And, for reasons her parents the Rajah and Rani cannot fathom, she will not talk. So they offer a reward to anyone who can teach Cinnamon to speak. People travel from far and wide to attempt it, but nothing works. Until a mighty tiger, huge and fierce, prowls into their palace and announces that he is here to teach the girl-cub to talk ... A mighty fable from Neil Gaiman, winner of the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, illustrated in vivid colour by up-and-coming talent Divya Srinivasan, and now out in paperback. Neil Gaiman's work has been widely adapted for film and TV, including films of Coraline and Stardust, and adaptations of American Gods, Good Omens (written with Terry Pratchett) and How to Talk to Girls at Parties are in the works for 2017.
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||Think Just So meets Indian fairytales with Gaiman's own particular perfume and stunning illustrations by Divya Srinivasan. -- The Times, Book of the Week Funny, surreal and occasionally a little bit scary, Cinnamon is everything I enjoy in a picture book...Of course, of course, of course - recommended. -- Bookbag [A] moving, witty picture book. -- Sunday Times, Book of the Week [T]he lush strangeness of the tale and the beauty of its illustrations remain richly memorable. -- Guardian [A] tremendous tale. -- Observer [A] charged fairytale...Divya Srinivasan's illustrations are luscious and bold. -- Literary Review
||Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)
Neil Gaiman has written highly acclaimed books for both children and adults and is the first author to have won both the Carnegie and Newbery Medals for the same work - The Graveyard Book. The L.A. Times has described his multimillion-selling graphic novel series Sandman as `the greatest epic in the history of comic books'. Many of his books, including Coraline and Stardust, have been made into films; Neverwhere has been adapted for TV and radio; American Gods has been adapted for TV; and Good Omens is in development as major TV series. He has also written two amazing episodes of Doctor Who and appeared in The Simpsons as himself. www.gaimanbooks.co.uk @neilhimself http://www.gaimanbooks.co.uk/ Divya Srinivasan is an illustrator and animator living in Austin, Texas. Her illustrations appear in The New Yorker magazine, and she has done work for This American Life, They Might Be Giants, Sundance Channel, Sufjan Stevens and Weird Al Yankovic, among others.