Cinnamon (Hardcover)

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By Neil Gaiman, Divya Srinivasan (Illustrator)
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A beautifully illustrated picture book about the power of friendship and knowledge.  The princess Cinnamon is young, blind, and mute. The king and queen send out word that anyone who can teach the princess to read will be given a great reward, and who should take them up on their offer but a great tiger!  Will the tiger teach Cinnamon to speak, or will it eat them all?

-Recommended by Jenna

— From May 2017 Staff Picks


A talking tiger is the only one who may be able to get a princess to speak in this beautiful picture book set in a mythic India by the Newbery Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author of American Gods and Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman, and illustrated in bold colors by Divya Srinivasan.

This stunning picture book will transport readers to another time and place and will delight parents and children alike. "Full of Gaiman's wit and whimsy, this one is great for reading aloud (and looks pretty lovely on the shelf as well). Gorgeous, with lush illustrations by Divya Srinivasan" (

Previously available only as an audio book, Cinnamon has never been published in print before, and Divya Srinivasan’s lush artwork brings Neil Gaiman’s text to life.

Praise For…

“Previously available only on audio, this new publication is enhanced by Srinivasan’s glorious full-bleed double-spread artwork...A storytime winner.”

“This story balances the odd and the whimsical, the bizarre and the beautiful.”

“An enigmatic parable with glowing artwork. Gaiman’s lyrical and distinctive fairy tale begs to be read aloud.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062399618
ISBN-10: 0062399616
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English