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The Dangerous Alphabetby Neil Gaiman and Gris Grimly
Synopses & Reviews
A is for Always, that's where we embark...
Two children, treasure map in hand, and their pet gazelle sneak past their father, out of their house, and into a world beneath the city, where monsters and pirates roam.
Will they find the treasure? Will they make it out alive?
The Dangerous Alphabet is a tale of adventure, piracy, danger, and heroism told in twenty-six alphabetical lines — although even the alphabet is not to be relied upon here. A delightfully dangerous journey from national bestselling author Neil Gaiman and the monstrously talented Gris Grimly, The Dangerous Alphabet is sure to captivate and chill young readers.
"Gaiman and Grimley have combined forces to produce an acrid, gothic confection that bubbles with vitriol and wit." Booklist
"Grimly's gleefully ghoulish Tim Burton-esque line-and-watercolor illustrations are the star here....Fans of both creators' works will seek this title out, as will adults of the macabre persuasion." Kirkus Reviews
"Neil Gaiman's idiosyncratic science fiction world is not to everyone's taste, but those to whom it appeals will love this alphabet book. They will find Grimly's sepia-toned drawings somewhat reminiscent of Edmund Gorey, a perfect fit with the sparse text." Children's Literature
Bestselling author Neil Gaiman teams up with noted illustrator Gris Grimly for a tale of adventure, piracy, danger, and heroism told in 26 alphabetical lines — 13 short rhyming couplets — although even the alphabet is not to be relied upon here. Full color.
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.
Gris Grimly used to play in the underground labyrinths of his small hometown. He is an atrocious speller and often puts letters together to create words he's convinced really exist in the human language. He is fond of the letter M, which is the thirteenth letter of the alphabet (the total number of books Gris has written or illustrated) and is the first letter in madcreator.com, where other information about Gris Grimly can be found.
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