Sunday, June 29, 2008

Dangerous Alphabet








Dangerous Alphabet by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Gris Grimly
A boy and a girl clad in rumpled Victorian weeds and their stalwart gazelle navigate both monsters and madmen in hopes of reaching their final destination. Unfortunately, along the way the girl is taken captive and it's up to the boy and gazelle to rescue her from a series of ingenious nightmares. Each letter of the alphabet occupies one half of a rhyming couplet, objects that begin with each letter appearing on the pages in a sort of Gothic Animalia.

2 comments:

Susannah Richards/School Library Journal said...

...readers will remain riveted throughout the story, since there are spine-chilling details at every turn. Images of objects beginning with the letter featured on the page add to the fun. This is the right book for those who find satisfaction and pleasure in creepy and sinister tales.

InkMonkey said...

hmmm...Caldecott?!!