Let's Read! The Emperor of Absurdia by Chris Riddell
  

Let's Read! The Emperor of Absurdia

Written by Chris Riddell
Illustrated by
Part of the Let's Read Series

Synopsis

Let's Read! The Emperor of Absurdia by Chris Riddell

The complete story and original illustrations of The Emperor of Absurdia by Chris Riddell have been specially re-designed into an early reader format. Created with expert advice from a literacy consultant, this special version is intended to help and encourage children who are growing in reading confidence. 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 boy as he tumbles out of bed into a dreamland of wardrobe monsters, dragons - and amazing adventure.

About the Author

Chris Riddell

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 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, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His previous work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth and Scavenger series. Chris lives in Brighton with his family. Read more about Chris Riddell here.

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."

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 5 to 8 years

Author

Chris Riddell
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Author's Website

www.chrisriddell.co.uk/

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

1st August 2013

ISBN

9781447235354


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