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Chris Riddell

Biography

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Chris Riddell is a writer, artist and political cartoonist for the Observer. His children’s titles include the Goth Girl and Ottoline books, the Muddle Earth series, written with Paul Stewart and picture books for younger children. He has also collaborated with Neil Gaiman on books like the brilliant Fortunately, the Milk.

Chris has won many of the top children’s book prizes, including a Smarties Gold Award and the rare honour of two Kate Greenaway medals. He was recently named the 2015-2017 Children’s Laureate.

Books by Chris Riddell

Packs featuring Chris Riddell

  • Ottoline and the Yellow Cat x 6

    Ottoline and the Yellow Cat x 6

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  • Ottoline and the Yellow Cat x 30

    Ottoline and the Yellow Cat x 30

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  • Fergus Crane x 6

    Fergus Crane x 6

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  • Fergus Crane x 30

    Fergus Crane x 30

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  • Chris Riddell Pack x 5

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Series by Chris Riddell

Awards won by Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell’s prestigious awards include three Kate Greenaway Medals for Pirate Diary, Gulliver and The Sleeper and the Spindle, the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for The Graveyard Book,the Nestle Smarties prize for Ottoline and the Yellow Cat and Fergus Crane, and the Costa Children’s Book Award for Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse. He was recently named the Children’s Laureate 2015-2017.

Five Facts About Chris Riddell

  • He is one of very few illustrators to twice win the Kate Greenaway Medal, for Gulliver and Pirate Diary.
  • In 2014 he collaborated with Russell Brand on a new version of The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
  • The iconic Raymond Briggs – of The Snowman fame – was his tutor at art school.
  • His inspirations include Arnold Lobel, Quentin Blake and Arnold Lobel.
  • His favourite childhood books include The Cat in the Hat and Flat Stanley.