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Author: Gaiman, Neil

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The New York Times best-selling team behind Blueberry Girl returns with a fantastical picture book outlining the rules to follow for navigating ones way safely through the world of the fairy tale. 100,000 first printing. *Author: Gaiman, Neil/ Vess, Charles (ILT) *Publication Date: 2010/05/01 *Number of Pages: 32 *Binding Type: Library *Grade Level: 1-2 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 8.00 *Height: 8.75

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780061960314
SKU 212585757
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0061960314
Release Date 5/1/2010
Author Info
Neil Gaiman
British writer Neil Gaiman is an artist whose creativity does not limit itself to a particular medium or genre. The creator of popular works for adults and children, Gaiman is perhaps best known for his graphic novels. He has, however, also written critically acclaimed novels and collections of short fiction, as well as scripts for films and television, poems, and even song lyrics. His works cross genre boundaries, touching on fantasy, science fiction, horror, comedy, and fairy tales. A New Yorker article ("Kid Goth," 01/25/2010) quotes Alan Moore describing Gaiman's work as, "kind of fey in the best sense of the word. His best effects come out of people or characters or situations in the real world being starkly juxtaposed wit this misty fantasy world."||Born in 1960 in Portsmouth, Gaiman grew up in East Grinstead in West Sussex. His family is of Polish-Jewish origin, and although his parents remained deeply connected with Judaism, they were also practicing Scientologists. In fact, his father held an official position with the Church of Scientology until his death in 2009. (This would at times complicate young Neil's life--at one point he was denied entry to a primary school because of his father's affiliation.) Although Gaiman rejected Scientology as an adult, he did meet his first wife, Mary McGrath, while she was also studying Dianetics. ||Gaiman's first published work was journalistic, and throughout his 20's he actively pursued work writing for magazines and newspapers. He wrote a never-published biography of the band Duran Duran. In 1987 Gaiman bridged his non-fiction work and the creative fiction that would become his forte with the publication of DON'T PANIC: THE OFFICIAL HITCHHIKER'S GUID TO THE GALAXY COMPANION. In the 1980s he also became friends with British comics author Alan Moore (THE WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA, etc.), and through this friendship, Gaiman started getting work writing for comics. He made a name for himself, albeit perhaps as an underground figure, with his SANDMAN series, published between 1989 and 1996. This nine-time Eisner Award winning series follows Dream (aka Morpheus), the lord of the dream world--along with his often-bickering siblings Death, Despair, Destiny, Destruction, Desire, and Delirium--on various mystical and gothic adventures. ||Dysfunctional families return as a theme for Gaiman, notably in CORALINE, a children's book that topped the best-sellers charts in 2002 about a young girl who enters a parallel reality where she finds a much more satisfactory family. Other stand-out work includes THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS (2003), a book illustrated by Dave McKean which was adapted for opera; novels AMERICAN GODS (2001), ANANSI BOYS (2005), and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK (2008), which adapted Rudyard Kipling's THE JUNGLEBOOK; as well as co-authoring the script for Robert Zemeckis's BEOWOLF. Always attuned to trends and innovations, Gaiman was one of the first writers to keep a blog, launching his effort in 2001. As of 2010, he had 1.4 million readers.||A family man himself, Gaiman has three children with his first wife. Over the years he has formed several celebrity friendships, including with musicians Tori Amos and Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields. In January 2010, he announced his engagement to singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls. At that time, Gaiman was living in Minneapolis, where he moved from England in 1992.
Praise
"It strikes immediately at the place where stories live and provides a feast of archetypes."
"Like a more impish version of Dr. Seuss's OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO! Gaiman's book offers riddling advice that could be for young or old."
From the Publisher
Annotation Dipping into a variety of fairy tales and legends, bestselling author Neil Gaiman takes children on a journey through thrilling and exotic lands with this rambling poem. By traveling through a wooden door guarded by a red metal imp, a cat finds himself in another world, inhabited by all sorts of creatures. He encounters a trio of princesses, the month brothers, foxes, and all sorts of animals and beings, both hidden and in full sight, some dangerous, some helpful. With imaginative illustrations.
Editors Note The New York Times best-selling team behind Blueberry Girl returns with a fantastical picture book outlining the rules to follow for navigating ones way safely through the world of the fairy tale. 100,000 first printing.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 04
Number of Pages 0040
Publisher HarperCollins

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