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Publisher Comments:

Master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a breathtaking collection of tales for younger readers that may chill or amuse, but that always embrace the unexpected:

  • Humpty Dumpty's sister hires a private detective to investigate her brother's death.
  • A teenage boy who has trouble talking to girls finds himself at a rather unusual party.
  • A boy raised in a graveyard makes a discovery, and confronts the much more troubling world of the living.

These eleven stories illuminate the real and the fantastic, and will be welcomed with great joy by Neil Gaiman's many fans as well as by readers coming to his work for the first time.

Review:

"A modern master of fantasy....Although all but 'The Witch's Headstone' have appeared elsewhere, this well-chosen collection is sure to create a new generation of Gaiman fans who will not need to understand all the allusions to enjoy the stories." Booklist

Review:

"Gaiman is at his best when the ordinary and the extraordinary bump up against each other in unexpected ways....Science fiction and fantasy fans will find much to delight them in this wealth of finely crafted stories." Children's Literature

Review:

"Although the stories are creepy, funny, and clever on the page, they are even better when read aloud." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

In his first volume of short stories intended for younger readers, a national bestselling author presents 11 breathtaking tales — some never before collected — that can chill or amuse, but embrace the unexpected and illuminate the real and the fantastic. Illustrations.

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the author of the New York Times bestselling children's book Coraline and of the picture books The Wolves in the Walls and The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, illustrated by Dave McKean. He wrote the script for the film MirrorMask and is also the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning novels and short stories for adults, as well as the Sandman series of graphic novels. Among his many awards are the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Bram Stoker Award. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061186479
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Illustrator:
Kristiansen, Teddy
Author:
Kristiansen, Teddy
Author:
by Neil Gaiman and Teddy Kristiansen
Author:
by Neil Gaiman and Teddy Kristiansen
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
May 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.58x5.28x.59 in. .40 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 272 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780061186479 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A modern master of fantasy....Although all but 'The Witch's Headstone' have appeared elsewhere, this well-chosen collection is sure to create a new generation of Gaiman fans who will not need to understand all the allusions to enjoy the stories."
"Review" by , "Gaiman is at his best when the ordinary and the extraordinary bump up against each other in unexpected ways....Science fiction and fantasy fans will find much to delight them in this wealth of finely crafted stories."
"Review" by , "Although the stories are creepy, funny, and clever on the page, they are even better when read aloud."
"Synopsis" by , In his first volume of short stories intended for younger readers, a national bestselling author presents 11 breathtaking tales — some never before collected — that can chill or amuse, but embrace the unexpected and illuminate the real and the fantastic. Illustrations.
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