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
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Ottoline and the Yellow Cat...

4.07 avg rating — 2,730 ratings — published 2007 — 32 editions
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Goth Girl and the Ghost of ...

4.02 avg rating — 2,269 ratings — published 2013 — 30 editions
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Ottoline Goes to School (Ot...

4.11 avg rating — 1,356 ratings — published 2008 — 28 editions
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Goth Girl and the Fete Wors...

4.15 avg rating — 973 ratings — published 2014 — 29 editions
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Ottoline at Sea (Ottoline, #3)

4.24 avg rating — 809 ratings — published 2010 — 15 editions
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Goth Girl and the Wuthering...

4.05 avg rating — 645 ratings — published 2015 — 19 editions
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Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen

3.97 avg rating — 370 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Poems to Live Your Life By

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The Emperor of Absurdia

3.88 avg rating — 320 ratings — published 2006 — 14 editions
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Goth Girl and the Sinister ...

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“I love the way words and pictures work together on a page. I have also noticed how when wise words have visuals added to them, they seem to travel further online, like paper aeroplanes catching an updraught.”
Chris Riddell, Art Matters

“She gave me peace To want is to lack. That is what it means.”
Chris Riddell



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