The Wolves in the Walls

By Neil Gaiman; Dave McKean (Illustrator)
(HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780380978274, 56pp.)

Publication Date: August 2003

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Prebound, Prebound

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Description

There are sneaking,
creeping, crumpling
noises coming from
inside the walls.

Lucy is sure there are wolves living in the walls of their house -- and, as everybody says, if the wolves come out of the walls, it's all over. Her family doesn't believe her. Then one day, the wolves come out.

But it's not all over. Instead, Lucy's battle with the wolves is only just beginning.




About the Author

Neil Gaiman has written award-winning books for children and adults, including the Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book and Coraline, Stardust, and Odd and the Frost Giants. His picture books include Instructions and Blueberry Girl, illustrated by Charles Vess; The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and Crazy Hair, illustrated by Dave McKean; and The Dangerous Alphabet, illustrated by Gris Grimly. A baby giant panda once sat on his lap and ate bamboo in Chengdu, China.




Praise For The Wolves in the Walls

“The illustrations are amazing. And, like every good scary story, there’s an unexpected twist at the end.”
-Washington Post

“Gaiman’s text rings with energetic confidence and an inviting tone. McKean expertly matches the tale’s funny-scary mood.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Gaiman has one creepy imagination. Hand this to a jaded third or fourth-grader and watch their eyes get big.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“This is a picture book for the twenty-first century child: visually and emotionally sophisticated, accessible, and inspired.”
-ALA Booklist

“Children will delight in the “scary, creepy” tone and in the brave behavior displayed by the intrepid young heroine.”
-School Library Journal

“Madly inventive, madly funny. Some will find it creepy; for the rest it will offer the sustaining jam of life.”
-The Guardian (UK)

“Spectacular…atmospheric, sinister, scary, and funny…This is a book for cool kids who will grow up to be fearless.”
-Sunday Times (London)

“Gaiman, with regular collaborator Dave McKean, suffuses this sumptuous story with a night-light-worthy creepiness.”
-Family Fun Magazine

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