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Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
What the judges said: A sophisticated and challenging graphic novel which employs striking images, collage and film stills to work with an extensive text for older readers. It has an edgy, fragmented feel, and this lack of cohesion reflects what is going on in the story, giving great synergy to the whole. A book with real visual impact, which takes us out of our comfort zone.
Features the story of a girl from a family of circus performers who finds herself in a strange new world populated by mysterious creatures - a dreamworld in which she is about to embark on a most amazing journey. This fantasy novella is written for young readers.
|Publication date:||3rd October 2005|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing Plc|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
Bestselling author Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, as well as writing books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. Gaiman was the creator/writer of monthly cult DC Comics horror-weird series, Sandman, which won nine Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Norman Mailer said of Sandman: "Along with all else, Sandman is a comic strip for intellectuals, and I say ...More About Neil Gaiman
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