Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell - Author Picture

Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell - Authors

Paul Stewart was born in London. He is a graduate of Lancaster University and of the University of East Anglia's creative writing course. For several years he taught English as a foreign language in Sri Lanka. Returning to England, he continued teaching before becoming a full-time writer.

He is a highly regarded author of books for young readers - everything from picture books to football stories, fantasy and horror. His first book was published in 1988 and he has since worked for a number of publishers and had over fifty titles published.

Together with Chris Riddell, he is co-creator of the Far-Flung Adventures series, which includes Fergus Crane, Gold Smarties Prize Winner, Corby Flood and Hugo Pepper, both Silver Nestle Prize Winners and the Muddle Earth series.

They are of course also co-creators of the bestselling Edge Chronicles series, which has sold over two million books and is now available in over thirty languages.

Paul lives in Brighton with his wife and children.

Chris Riddell is an accomplished graphic artist whose distinctive line drawings, with their clever caricature, fascinating detail and often enchanting fantasy elements are familiar to both children and adults.

He studied illustration at Brighton Polytechnic and has illustrated many acclaimed books for children, including the Ottoline series, Pirate Diary by Richard Platt, and Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver, which both won the Kate Greenaway Medal. Chris has also won the Costa Children’s Book Award 2013 for Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse.

In addition to his childrens book work, Chris is a renowned political cartoonist, whose work appears regularly in UK newspapers the Observer and the Guardian, as well as The Literary Review and The New Statesman.

Chris lives in Brighton with his wife and children.
www.chrisriddell.co.uk

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Free Lance and the Dragon's Hoard
Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell - illustrated by Chris Riddell
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: cleverly written, brilliantly illustrated, thoroughly accessible adventure Free Lance, the hero of this excellent trilogy, starts this adventure skint as a juggler's monkey, so when a rich, if shifty, merchant...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/02/2018
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Free Lance and the Field of Blood
Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell - illustrated by Chris Riddell
In a nutshell: adventure, double dealing, more adventure Free Lance is very handy on the jousting field, and if you want exciting yet comic adventures, full of medieval types behaving badly, then this series is pretty well unbeatable too. In...
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Format: Paperback | Released 23/08/2017
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Free Lance and the Lake of Skulls
Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell - illustrated by Chris Riddell
Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: magic, knights and double-dealing Free Lance is a knight for hire, and sometimes has to take jobs he really shouldn't, which is definitely the case here. The local lord offers him...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2017
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The Nameless One The First Book of Cade
Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
Cade has never met his uncle, the infamous 'descender' Nate Quarter, who years ago committed heresy by lowering himself over the cliff-face of the Edge. But Nate has returned, and the Academy of Flight are looking for revenge against all...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2014
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Reader ReviewedScavenger 1: Zoid
Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
April 2014 Book of the Month The award-winning writer/illustrators Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell plot a new gripping sci-fi adventure as robots and humans come face to face in deadly battle. The robots aboard a giant spaceship that sets out...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/03/2014
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Barnaby Grimes. Curse of the Night Wolf
Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
A fully illustrated, spine tingling thriller tells how Barnaby Grimes escapes from a ferocious beast saving his skin – just – but suffering terribly in the process. There's no let up to the excitement as Grimes moves swiftly from adventure...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/06/2007
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