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M Is for Magic

By Neil Gaiman

M Is for Magic
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2007,
    272 pages.
    Age range: Young Adult


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Bestselling author and master storyteller Neil Gaiman here presents a breathtaking collection of tales that may chill or amuse readers—but always embrace the unexpected:

  • A teenage boy who has trouble talking to girls finds himself at a rather unusual party.

  • A sinister jack-in-the-box haunts the lives of the children who owned it.

  • A boy raised in a graveyard makes a discovery and confronts the much more troubling world of the living.

  • A stray cat fights a nightly battle to protect his adopted family from a terrible evil.

These eleven stories illuminate the real and the fantastic, and will be welcomed with great joy by Neil Gaiman's many fans as well as by readers coming to his work for the first time.

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"Although all but "The Witch's Headstone" have appeared elsewhere, this well-chosen collection is sure to create a new generation of Gaiman fans who will not need to understand all the allusions to enjoy the stories." - Booklist.

"Science fiction and fantasy fans will find much to delight them in this wealth of finely crafted stories." - Children's Literature.

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Neil Gaiman Author Biography

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Neil Gaiman grew up in England and, although Jewish, attended Church of England schools, including Ardingly College, a boarding school in West Sussex (South of England). During the early 1980s he worked as a journalist and book reviewer. His first book was a biography of the band Duran Duran. He moved from England to his wife's hometown in the American midwest several years ago. He and his family now live in a renovated Victorian farmhouse where (he says) his hobbies are writing things down, hiding, and talking about himself in the third person. More about him and his books below.

A professional writer for more than twenty years, Neil Gaiman has been one of the top writers in modern comics, and is now a bestselling novelist. His work has appeared in ...

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Neil Gaiman: kneel gay-mn

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