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Abadazad, Book Two: The Dream Thief (Abadazad #02)

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Kate needs all the help she can get when she encounters the Lanky Man. He's mean and heartless, and he wants to steal children's dreams. Everyone seems to be against her — which only makes her more determined to find her brother. And Matt is getting closer — isn't he?

When the first three issues of J. M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog's Abadazad hit the comic-book stores two years ago, they found an immediate — and passionate — audience. No one could resist the heart-tugging story of Kate and her brother Matt, lost in the world of Abadazad. No one could fail to be mesmerized by the stunning artwork — from Queen Ija with her third eye to Wix and his bright flame to Headstrong in his wheeled chair.

Now Abadazad is a book series — and, true to its origins, it's an original: it takes place in three distinct worlds; it cuts between nineteenth-century storytelling and a contemporary girl's diary; it features comic-book panels, "antique" illustrations, and spot art — and all the while, it seamlessly keeps kids turning page after page.

An ultra-contemporary format with its roots in great storytelling; a group of fervid fans; an author/illustrator team with an impeccable pedigree — welcome to the world of Abadazad.


Kate needs all the help she can get when she encounters the Lanky Man.

About the Author

Eisner Award winner J.M. DeMatteis was a professional musician and rock music journalist before entering the comic book field, where he worked on such flagship Marvel and DC characters as Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Silver Surfer, and the Justice League. DeMatteis's Brooklyn Dreams, a graphic novel for adults, was praised as "a classic of the form" by Booklist in a starred review. DeMatteis, who also writes for television and film, lives with his family in upstate New York.

Mike Ploog has had a wide and varied career. After spending ten years in the Marine Corps, he honed his craft as the assistant to the late Will Eisner at PS magazine. Ploog began drawing for Marvel, where was involved in many of their best-known titles, and where he created the cult favorite Man-Thing. He was a storyboard artist on the original Scooby Doo; on The Planet of the Apes; The Dark Crystal; Labyrinth; Shrek; and many other major motion pictures. Mike Ploog lives with his family in Devonshire, England.

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Ian Compton, November 7, 2006 (view all comments by Ian Compton)
The villain in this volume is thoroughly vile and utterly devious; just the perfect kind! This second book in the series is just as fantastic as the first! I eagerly await further volumes.
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Product Details

Ploog, Mike
Dematteis, J. M.
Ploog, Mike
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Brothers and sisters
Missing persons
Action & Adventure - General
General Juvenile Fiction
Edition Description:
Publication Date:
July 2006
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
8 x 5 in 11.68 oz
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Abadazad, Book Two: The Dream Thief (Abadazad #02)
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