The Emperor of Absurdia

By Chris Riddell; Chris Riddell (Illustrator)
(HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780061449291, 32pp.)

Publication Date: February 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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What kind of world is it where children are in charge and fishes swim the skies?

Where dinner comes before lunch, but then lunch hatches and runs off to fetch its—uh-oh—big, bad mama?

But that's nothing compared to what the Emperor discovers when he wakes up the next morning!

From a two-time winner of the most prestigious picture-book award in Britain comes an adventure in which the extraordinary is ordinary and nothing is ever quite what it seems.

About the Author

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 irrepressible Ottoline Brown, which School Library Journal called "exceptional." Chris lives in Brighton, England, where he invents his amazing characters in a very tidy shed in his yard.

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