M Is for Magic

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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Stories to delight, enchant, and surprise you.

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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User Review  - librisissimo - LibraryThing

Title is an approved take-off on Bradbury's collections for juniors (R is for Rocket, S is for Space). One story comes from The Graveyard Book chapter 4. For ages 10 and up according to the jacket, and that sounds about right. Read full review

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User Review  - Karyn_Ainsworth - LibraryThing

I must admit I never actually finished all the stories in the book, I ran out of time and had to return it to the library. It's not that I didn't like the stories, but I think a short story collection ... Read full review


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Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains; the Sandman series of graphic novels; and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors, Fragile Things, and Trigger Warning. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, and the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States. He is Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

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