Touch the wooden gate in the wall you never saw before, say 'please' before you open the latch, go through, walk down the path ...The reader is invited on a lyrical journey peopled by a cast of mythical characters, with a set of instructions that is both intriguing and reassuring. The advice for travelling through a fairytale landscape might just save you from being eaten by wolves or being lost for ever, but it is also a charming metaphor for living courageously and taking risks. The expressive and stylish prose resonates with Gaiman's distinctive voice and will captivate readers of any age. Illustrated throughout with gorgeous art by Charles Vess, whose work can also be seen in Neil Gaiman's "Blueberry Girl" and Susanna Clarke's "The Ladies of Grace Adieu".
Original and inspiring advice eloquently imparted and published as a beautiful picture book - the perfect gift for all ages Blueberry Girl, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Charles Vess, has sold almost 5000 copies in hardback An ideal graduation present
Neil Gaiman, author, scriptwriter and creator of graphic novels, is British and lives in the USA. His diverse catalogue of books includes the Teenage Book Prize winning and Carnegie Medal winning novel The Graveyard Book, Stardust (now a major feature film), the bestselling novel for young readers Coraline (now a major 3D animated film), and the picture book The Wolves in the Walls, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. In addition to Blueberry Girl, Charles also collaborated with Neil on Stardust, for which Charles's paintings won the World Fantasy Award for Best Artist in 1999, and on Neil's acclaimed Sandman comics series.