Author(s): Chris Riddell
The first book in The Cloud Horse Chronicles, an exciting and fantastical new middle grade series from bestselling author-illustrator Chris Riddell.
In Guardians of Magic, 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate Chris Riddell weaves together a stunningly illustrated magical quest in which three ordinary children with extraordinary gifts come together to defeat the enemies who threaten the mysterious cloud horses.
The Kingdom of Thrynne is a place where fairy tales don't behave, and magic can be found in unexpected places. But magic brings danger to Zam (apprentice baker), Phoebe (tree talker & musician), and Bathsheba (the giant-slayer's daughter and a very good listener) because it is forbidden. Now, the future of magic itself is under threat from powerful enemies: those who fear it and, worse, those who want to use it for their own ends. But what can three ordinary children do to protect it?
Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His work for Macmillan also includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth books,theScavengerseriesand the Blobheads series. Chris has been honoured with an OBE in recognition of his illustration and charity work. He lives in Brighton with his family.