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Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Sebastien Braun
Published by Egmont UK
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A fantastic new picture book all about a football-playing spider, written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, with glorious full colour illustrations from the talented Sebastian Braun and a sparkling, glittery foiled cover. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football! She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn’t know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can’t count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan . . . Julia Donaldson does it again in this hugely engaging and funny story all about football, spiders and counting - what’s not to love! The perfect picture book for children of all ages - boys and girls alike. Julia Donaldson is the internationally renowned author of the best-loved picture books in the world, including The Gruffalo, What the Ladybird Heard, Sugarlump and the Unicorn and Night Monkey, Day Monkey. Julia Donaldson’s collaborations with Axel Scheffler have sold millions of copies, and Room on the Broom is now an Academy Award-nominated short film. Sebastian Braun studied fine and applied arts at Strasbourg University. He moved to London in 2000 and since then has been working exclusively on children’s picture books, having been published by Orchard, Walker, Campbell, HarperCollins and Puffin.

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This is only very VERY loosely a Cinderella story… it’s a counting story about spiders that happens to have a Hairy Godmother in it, which felt misleading and quite random.

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Who Wrote Spinderella

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the bestselling author of many books for children, including One Ted Falls Out of Bed, The Gruffalo, and The Giants and the Joneses. She splits her time between England and Scotland with her family.

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Who Illustrated Spinderella

Sebastien Braun

Sebastien Braun studied fine arts in Strasbourg, France. His books include I Love My Baby, the Meeow series, versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Ugly Ducking (all Boxer Books), and I Love My Mommy and I Love My Daddy. Sebastien lives in the UK. (Bio via Sterling Fall 2018 Catalog.)

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Publication Date:
October 6, 2016