Chris Riddell





Chris Riddell

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in Capetown, South Africa
April 13, 1962

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Chris Riddell was born in Cape Town, South Africa, where his father was an Anglican priest and a member of the ANC. The family moved to England in 1963, when Riddell was one year old, and he spent his childhood in a number of different locations, as his father moved between parishes. Both of Riddell's parents continued to be active in the anti-apartheid movement.

Chris Riddell is an internationally acclaimed writer and illustrator whose many awards include the Nestlé Gold Award and two Kate Greenaway Medals—the most prestigious prize for illustration in the UK. He is the creator of more than one hundred books for all ages, including the immensely popular series the Edge Chronicles and his latest chapter book series, starring the irrepressibl...more


Average rating: 4.08 · 44,355 ratings · 3,006 reviews · 151 distinct works · Similar authors
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 1,105 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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Ottoline Goes to School
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 498 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Goth Girl and the Ghost of ...
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 290 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Ottoline at Sea. Chris Riddell
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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The Emperor of Absurdia
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Wendel's Workshop
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Platypus
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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Buddhism For Sheep
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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The Immortals (the Edge Chr...
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 801 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
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Platypus and the Lucky Day
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2002
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