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The Riddlemaster

by (author) Kevin Crossley-Holland

illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch

Tradewind Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2016
General, General, Imagination & Play
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4


Anouk, Ben and Cara dream of a fabulous treasure buried on the golden island across the harbour. A mysterious and grizzled old man offers them passage on his boat, but only if they can solve seven vexing riddles. If they succeed, a strange and magical prize awaits them.
Enchanting illustrations by St�phane Jorish illuminate this story by one of Britain's best-loved children's authors.

About the authors

Kevin Crossley-Holland
Kevin Crossley-Holland is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award for The Seeing Stone. He lives on the Norfolk coast in East Anglia, England.

Kevin Crossley-Holland's profile page

Stephane Jorisch is an award-winning artist and designer living in Montreal. He is the illustrator of "The Village of a Hundred Smiles and Other Stories" (1998), "The Magic Mustache" (1999) and "The Trial of the Stone" (2000).

Stéphane Jorisch's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"The Riddlemaster is a captivating read. The book tells an interesting story that has a charm not often seen or felt in modern books. Reading this book brought me back to spending time with my granny who read me my favourite fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, whenever I requested. The watercolour illustrations are a perfect match to the story's whimsical tale. The illustrations are colourful, detailed, and they transport readers to a mystical land."
CM Magazine

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