What would you do if you found yourself in a fairytale? This stunning picture book by bestselling author Neil Gaiman guides you through a fantasy world where anything is possible.
Touch the wooden gate in the wall you never saw before,
say 'please' before you open the latch, go through,
walk down the path...
The reader is invited on a lyrical journey peopled by a cast of mythical characters, with a set of instructions that is both intriguing and reassuring. The advice for travelling through a fairytale landscape might just save you from being eaten by wolves or being lost for ever, but it is also a charming metaphor for living courageously and taking risks. The expressive and stylish prose resonates with Gaiman's distinctive voice and will captivate readers of any age.
Illustrated throughout with gorgeous art by Charles Vess, whose work can also be seen in Neil Gaiman's Blueberry Girl and Susanna Clarke's The Ladies of Grace Adieu.
About The Author
Neil Gaiman, author, scriptwriter and creator of graphic novels, is British and lives in the USA. His diverse catalogue of books includes the Teenage Book Prize winning and Carnegie Medal nominated novel The Graveyard Book, Stardust (now a major feature film), the bestselling novel for young readers Coraline (now a major 3D animated film), and the picture book The Wolves in the Walls, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
About The Illustrator
In addition to Blueberry Girl, Charles Vess also collaborated with Neil on Stardust, for which Charles's paintings won the World Fantasy Award for Best Artist in 1999, and on Neil's acclaimed Sandman comics series.
'A lyrical fairytale treat. Gaiman is extremely collectable' The Bookseller 'An extraordinarily original reading experience which is both fascinating and unsettling ... This is a book that stands many readings: it amazes, perplexes and entertains' School Librarian
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1st June 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 19.9 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.254