The Wolves in the Walls (Hardcover)
HarperCollins Publishers, 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.
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.”
“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.”
“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