The Dangerous Alphabet (Hardcover)
|As two children and their pet gazelle sneak out of the house in search of treasure, they come across a world beneath the city that is inhabited with monsters and pirates. 100,000 first printing. *Author: Gaiman, Neil/ Grimly, Gris (ILT) *Publication Date: 2008/05/01 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: Preschool *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 11.25 *Height: 7.25|
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As two children and their pet gazelle sneak out of the house in search of treasure, they come across a world beneath the city that is inhabited with monsters and pirates. 100,000 first printing.
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.
Combine Edward Gorey's GASHLYCRUMB TINIES with a Tim Burton-esque landscape and the product might just be THE DANGEROUS ALPHABET. Though the audience is the picture book crowd, this alphabetical journey is filled with silly and sophisticated nightmarish imagery suited best to older readers and adult Neil Gaiman fans. Two children and a big-eyed gazelle find their way through a dark underworld where the alphabet isn't always as predictable as usual. Accompanied by wonderfully creepy illustrations. Gaiman is the author of many adult and children's books including CORALINE and THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS.