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The Wolves in the Walls

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This rather spooky story centers on Lucy, a girl who believes there are wolves in the walls of her home — and she's right! The ways she and her family deal with a houseful of wolves make for a captivatingly strange and winning tale.
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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

There are sneaking,
creeping, crumpling
noises coming from
inside the walls.

Lucy is sure there are wolves living in the walls of their house — and, as everybody says, if the wolves come out of the walls, it's all over. Her family doesn't believe her. Then one day, the wolves come out.

But it's not all over. Instead, Lucy's battle with the wolves is only just beginning.

Review:

"When the wolves begin to come out of the walls, a girl comes up with a strategy to frighten them off. 'Gaiman's text rings with energetic confidence and an inviting tone,' wrote PW. 'McKean expertly matches the tale's funny-scary mood.' All ages. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The slyly deadpan text, rich in language and wordplay, never doubts Lucy's capacity to manage the chaos, but McKean's illustrations...[are] not for the faint of heart." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[A] charmingly surreal trifle full of dream-logic twists and rhymes begging to be read aloud....There's nothing scary enough in The Wolves in the Walls to prevent it from becoming a much-requested bedtime read." Rachel Manija Brown, Green Man Review

Review:

"Gaiman has one creepy imagination, and his goosebump-inducing tale is given full visual throttle by McKean's illustrations. Hand this to a jaded third or fourth-grader and watch their eyes get big — the better to see you with, my dear." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Review:

"Children will delight in the 'scary, creepy' tone and in the brave behavior displayed by the intrepid young heroine." School Library Journal

Review:

"The trend toward quirky, edgy picture books takes a turn toward the ultra-quirky and ultra-edgy....How best to describe the book? Quirky and edgy — edgy and quirky. And very, very strange." Claudia Mills, Children's Literature

Review:

"Gaiman and McKean deftly pair text and illustrations to convey a strange, vivid story....Children will delight in the 'scary, creepy tone' and in the brave behavior displayed by the intrepid young heroine." School Library Journal

Review:

"The prose is deliciously entertaining, creeping and crumpling along with the imagery....In the vibrant world of children's fiction, Neil Gaiman has clearly shown that there is still room for experimentation and different ways of telling a story." Iain Emsley, January Magazine

Synopsis:

Lucy is sure there are wolves living in her walls — and everyone says if the wolves make their way out it is all over for her and her family. A New York Times Best Illustrated Book and bestseller. Full color.

Synopsis:

An illustrated novel in which Lucy senses there are wolves living in the walls of her house. From Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, the writer and artist of the New York Times bestseller Coraline.

Synopsis:

Lucy hears sneaking, creeping,

crumpling noises

coming from inside

the walls.

She is sure there are

wolves living in

the walls

of her house.

Synopsis:

Lucy hears sneaking, creeping,
crumpling noises
coming from inside
the walls.

She is sure there are
wolves living in
the walls
of her house.

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the critically acclaimed author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, and the Sandman series of graphic novels, as well as Smoke and Mirrors, a collection of short fiction, and Coraline, a novel for readers of all ages. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in America.

Dave McKean has created illustrations and photographs for hundreds of CD, book, and comics covers as well as publishing projects with John Cale, Stephen King, and the Rolling Stones, and is probably best known for his graphic novels, including the best-selling Arkham Asylum and Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series. He also illustrated Gaiman's graphic novels Violent Cases, Signal to Noise, and Mr. Punch, and the children's books Coraline and The Day I Swapped My Dad For 2 Goldfish. He is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel Cages, which won the Alph Art, Pantera, and Harvey Awards for Best Graphic Novel, and Pictures That Tick, which recently won the Victoria and Albert Museum Illustrated Book Awards Overall First Prize. He has written and directed several short films, and has contributed production designs for the second and third Harry Potter films. He lives in England.

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crowyhead, October 31, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This is a great kid's book, and a treat for adults as well!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380810956
Author:
McKean, Dave
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Illustrator:
McKean, Dave
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Author:
McKean, Dave
Author:
by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Wolves
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
August 1, 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in 9.76 oz
Age Level:
10-10

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Product details 56 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780380810956 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

This rather spooky story centers on Lucy, a girl who believes there are wolves in the walls of her home — and she's right! The ways she and her family deal with a houseful of wolves make for a captivatingly strange and winning tale.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "When the wolves begin to come out of the walls, a girl comes up with a strategy to frighten them off. 'Gaiman's text rings with energetic confidence and an inviting tone,' wrote PW. 'McKean expertly matches the tale's funny-scary mood.' All ages. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "The slyly deadpan text, rich in language and wordplay, never doubts Lucy's capacity to manage the chaos, but McKean's illustrations...[are] not for the faint of heart."
"Review" by , "[A] charmingly surreal trifle full of dream-logic twists and rhymes begging to be read aloud....There's nothing scary enough in The Wolves in the Walls to prevent it from becoming a much-requested bedtime read."
"Review" by , "Gaiman has one creepy imagination, and his goosebump-inducing tale is given full visual throttle by McKean's illustrations. Hand this to a jaded third or fourth-grader and watch their eyes get big — the better to see you with, my dear."
"Review" by , "Children will delight in the 'scary, creepy' tone and in the brave behavior displayed by the intrepid young heroine."
"Review" by , "The trend toward quirky, edgy picture books takes a turn toward the ultra-quirky and ultra-edgy....How best to describe the book? Quirky and edgy — edgy and quirky. And very, very strange."
"Review" by , "Gaiman and McKean deftly pair text and illustrations to convey a strange, vivid story....Children will delight in the 'scary, creepy tone' and in the brave behavior displayed by the intrepid young heroine."
"Review" by , "The prose is deliciously entertaining, creeping and crumpling along with the imagery....In the vibrant world of children's fiction, Neil Gaiman has clearly shown that there is still room for experimentation and different ways of telling a story."
"Synopsis" by , Lucy is sure there are wolves living in her walls — and everyone says if the wolves make their way out it is all over for her and her family. A New York Times Best Illustrated Book and bestseller. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , An illustrated novel in which Lucy senses there are wolves living in the walls of her house. From Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, the writer and artist of the New York Times bestseller Coraline.
"Synopsis" by , Lucy hears sneaking, creeping,

crumpling noises

coming from inside

the walls.

She is sure there are

wolves living in

the walls

of her house.

"Synopsis" by , Lucy hears sneaking, creeping,
crumpling noises
coming from inside
the walls.

She is sure there are
wolves living in
the walls
of her house.

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