M Is for Magic by Neil Gaiman

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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.

 

About Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman is the nationally bestselling author of The Graveyard Book, the only book ever to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie Medals. He lives near Minneapolis, MN. You can visit him online at www.mousecircus.com.Michael Reaves is an Emmy Award-winning television writer and novelist who has written, story-edited, or produced nearly four hundred teleplays for various series. He lives in California. You can visit him online at www.michaelreaves.com.
 
Published October 6, 2009 by HarperCollins. 278 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ten short stories and one poem, some presented here for the first time, allow one of the modern masters of fantasy to strut his stuff, particularly that of the deliciously creepy variety.

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Taking both inspiration and naming convention from Ray Bradbury’s R Is for Rocket and S Is for Space , Gaiman’s fi

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Taking both inspiration and naming convention from Ray Bradbury’s R Is for Rocket and S Is for Space , Gaiman’s first YA anthology is a fine collection of previously published short stories.

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BC Books

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Neil Gaiman ably follows in the footsteps of master storyteller Ray Bradbury.

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Buy it for a child you love; better yet buy two copies, one of them just for you.

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As Bradbury has descended into his vale of years, a gap has opened up in American letters, and, through this collection, Gaiman takes a respectful step into the void.

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BC Books

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Do you remember when you were young and there were certain short story writers whose tales always made you feel good?

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The Bookbag

Summary: A selection of short stories likely to leave readers of all ages entranced.

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SFX

As Gaiman’s introduction explains, books of short stories are great: if you don’t like one tale, along comes another.

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