The Wolves in the Walls (Hardcover)
HarperCollins, 9780380978274, 56pp.
Publication Date: August 5, 2003
There are sneaking,
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 is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America.
Dave McKean is best known for his work on Neil Gaiman's Sandman series of graphic novels and for his CD covers for musicians from Tori Amos to Alice Cooper. He also illustrated Neil Gaiman's picture books The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, The Wolves in the Walls, and Crazy Hair. He is a cult figure in the comic book world, and is also a photographer.
Praise For The Wolves in the Walls…
— 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