Cinnamon by Neil Gaiman
  

Cinnamon

Written by Neil Gaiman
Illustrated by Divya Srinivasan

5+ readers   3+ readers   
Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 Best-selling Neil Gaiman is renowned for his retelling of traditional tales. Here, he brings a delightful crispness and humour to a touching story of how an Indian princess who cannot see and never speaks is cured in a most unusual way. Divya Srinivasan’s illustrations centre of the tiger at the heart of the story and bring him vividly to life. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for May 2017

The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue

King of the Sky by Nicoloa Davies

A Story Like the Wind by Gill Lewis

King Coo by Adam Stower

The Tale of Angelino Brown by David Almond

Cinnamon by Neil Gaiman

The Big Bird Spot by Matt Sewell

Synopsis

Cinnamon by Neil Gaiman

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 ...

Reviews

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

About the Author

Neil Gaiman

Bestselling author Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, as well as writing books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama.

Gaiman was the creator/writer of monthly cult DC Comics horror-weird series, Sandman, which won nine Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Norman Mailer said of Sandman: "Along with all else, Sandman is a comic strip for intellectuals, and I say it's about time."

A self-confessed “feral kid who was raised in libraries”, Author of the Month Neil Gaiman, spent much of his childhood devouring the books of J.R.R. Tolkein, Edgar Allan Poe, C.S. Lewis, Michael Morcock and a host of others. Once the biographer of Douglas Adams and Duran Duran, he has achieved cult status in the world of Science Fiction with his award winning, unpatronising writing for young people.

Born and raised in England, Neil Gaiman now lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has somehow reached his forties and still tends to need a haircut.

See Neil speaking about his new novel, Fortunately, the Milk, a time-travelling adventure for young readers featuring aliens, dinosaurs, volcano gods and a pint of milk that saves the universe!

To download a teachers' guide to the Fortunately, the Milk... - of interest to parents too! - click here!

Author photo © Kimberley Butler

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Neil Gaiman
More books by Neil Gaiman

Author's Website

http://www.neilgaiman.com

Author's Facebook Latest

Publisher

Bloomsbury Childrens an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

4th May 2017

ISBN

9781408879238

Categories


I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools
****