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by Gris Grimly,Neil Gaiman


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Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology .

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America. Told through 13 rhyming couplets and accompanying illustrations, Neil Gaiman and Gris Grimly's The Dangerous Alphabet is a delightful (if suspiciously inaccurate) study of the alphabet.

Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical . It's going to take a very special kind of boy to defeat the most dangerous of all the Frost Giants and rescue the mighty Gods.

Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok. When you take the free-fall plunge into a Neil Gaiman book, anything can happen and anything invariably does. Someone cheerful and infuriating and clever

Neil Gaiman autographing a copy of Coraline, National Book Fair, Washington, . The Dangerous Alphabet (with illustrations by Gris Grimly, softcover, 32 pages, HarperCollins, 2008

Neil Gaiman autographing a copy of Coraline, National Book Fair, Washington, . The Dangerous Alphabet (with illustrations by Gris Grimly, softcover, 32 pages, HarperCollins, 2008, ISBN 0-06-078333-8). Blueberry Girl (with illustrations by Charles Vess, hardcover, 32 pages, HarperCollins, 2009

Neil Gaiman and Gris Grimly team up in this spooky alphabet book.

Neil Gaiman and Gris Grimly team up in this spooky alphabet book. This alphabet book is an excellent choice for fans of Limony Snicket and Edmund Gorey. The alphabet book gets the Neil Gaiman/Gris Grimly treatment in this entertaining little tome

Grimly's gleefully ghoulish Tim Burton-esque line-and-watercolor illustrations are the star here

Grimly's gleefully ghoulish Tim Burton-esque line-and-watercolor illustrations are the star here. Fans of both creators' works will seek this title out, as will adults of the macabre persuasion. Normal abecedarian fodder gets a poke in the ribcage with this most unusual alphabet tale. 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.

Gris Grimly is the pen name of Steven Soenksen, an artist and storyteller from the . The Dangerous Alphabet by Neil Gaiman (Harper Collins, 2008).

Gris Grimly is the pen name of Steven Soenksen, an artist and storyteller from the Los Angeles area who is best known for his darkly whimsical children's books. In 2019, Grimly returned to his home state of Nebraska where he continues his work. The success of these books garnered Grimly respect within the industry and led to his illustrations being seen in over a dozen books in only eight years. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (Simon & Schuster, 2007). Santa Claws by Laura Leuck (Chronicle, 2006).

Not even the alphabet can be trusted in this exciting adventure story with words by bestselling Neil Gaiman and art by Gris Grimly

Not even the alphabet can be trusted in this exciting adventure story with words by bestselling Neil Gaiman and art by Gris Grimly. In 1989, Gaiman published The Books of Magic (collected in 1991), a four-part mini-series that provided a tour of the mythological and magical parts of the DC Universe through a frame story about an English teenager who discovers that he is destined to be the world's greatest wizard. The miniseries was popular, and sired an ongoing series written by John Ney Rieber.

The Dangerous Alphabet contains a warning of its own: A piratical ghost story in thirteen ingenious by potentially disturbing rhyming couplets, originally conceived as a confection both to amuse and to entertain by Mr. Neil Gaiman, scrivener, and then doodled, elaborated upon, illustrated, and beaten soundly by Mr. Gris Grimly, etcher and illuminator, featuring two brave children, their diminutive but no less courageous gazelle, and a large number of extremely dangerous trolls

A is for Always, that's where we embark . . .

Two children, treasure map in hand, and their pet gazelle sneak past their father, out of their house, and into a world beneath the city, where monsters and pirates roam.

Will they find the treasure? Will they make it out alive?


Comments: (7)

allegro
A gift for a special teen girl to whom we have given multiple interesting or unusual abecedarians. This one is creepier than we expected. She will love it but it is not to my own taste. I was expecting something more like Edward Gorey or perhaps slightly milder.

If your family loves Halloween and is already a bit macabre, you will probably love it. As my spouse said, “the children already need to be ghastly.”

Here are some things illustrated, in cartoonish but creepy detail:
A fish skeleton boat
Zombies
Floating dog corpse with flies
Giant floating eyeballs the size of beach balls
A grub-like man who is also a double amputee
Children imprisoned in a mouth
Children imprisoned in cages
Children being cooked by demons
Children chained to walls and posts
Children being used as footstools
Pies with bones protruding from them
Maggots
Ghosts emerging from mirrors
A man/monster with a cannon breaking outward through his teeth
Shrunken heads and headhunters
A tunnel which is also a gaping mouth with bulging eyes
A monster with his index finger raised, but the deformity of the monster creates ambiguity and I thought it was the middle finger twice in a row
Manacles, tentacles, bones and scary teeth, amorphous blobby monsters throughout
(Also - and I don’t know what to make of this - but the little heroine has massively arthritic hands and her legs are thickest at the feet, tapering upward.)

It’s only somewhat scarier than some of the inventive adventure-dramas I remember playing as an 8-year-old (“Look out! the monster has a cannon! Run this way! Oh no, this isn’t a cave. We ran into a giant’s mouth! Ahhhh!”) back when kids played outside in neighborhoods unsupervised from ages 3-13. But I myself wouldn’t give this to a particularly young or sensitive child. This book is best for readers already playing games featuring kidnappers lurking in sewers to snatch wayfarers and cook them. You know, “ghastly children.”

Fun?
Altad
While not as enjoyable as Wolves in the Walls,which remains my daughter's favourite book, she still enjoys this. She starts Kindergarten soon, and is currently learning to read, so this works especially well. Eacn page not only has part of the story, it has half a dozen to an dozen other images, all starting with the same letter and we both like trying to see how many of them we can identify. As with Wolves in the Walls, it could be a little scary for especially sensitive children (kidnappings, children tied up, a suggestion they may be going to be eaten and some of the images are a little creepy), but as long as you are a parent who knows their child and how they deal with things that are a little scary, there should be no problem.
zzzachibis
You know how much I love Neil Gaiman (those who read my reviews).
So, I bought a few Gaiman books for my eldest (9 and a half) and thought to buy this one for my youngest (3 and a half).
Ummm...no.
Not sure I will let my eldest read this yet!
Was it fantastic?
Yup!
Was it dark as hell?
Yup!
10 and up at least for this one.
A boat ride through the macabre taking on the letters of the alphabet with each stroke of both pen and brush.
Gaiman's sharp with paired with phenomenal illustrations by Gris Grimly.
I will be looking this one over for some time just to soak it in.
Me...The wife...not the kids.

Namaste~
Dark_Sun
I absolutely love Neil Gaiman. In fact, Stardust and Neverwhere top my read multiple time list. I was so excited when I saw this because I'm teaching my 4 year old his alphabet. He loves this and we read it 6x in a row the day it arrived. The illustrations are fantastic and he enjoys looking for the gazelle in all the pictures.
lifestyle
Bought this as a quirky book for my son - he's older and knows his alphabet, but I thought he'd enjoy the way that it's told and the artwork. He found it cool the first time but then lost interest. I think it's delightful, but maybe more for the 10 and up crowd. Older cousins who've gone through his copy love it and some of them have even taken it a step further to make up their own stories based on it.
Some of the story and illustrations can be interpreted as "inappropriate" or too "frightening", so children with sensitive parents may want to put this off for a time.
Uylo
It was ok for a kids book, but didn't really stick to it's own formula throughout the entire book. I felt like it was sloppily put together and I expected more out of one of my favorite authors.

It didn't hold my daughter's attention at all.
Dagdage
I loooove Neil Gaiman. Mirrormask, Stardust (book & movie), Hearts Keys & Puppetry, Coraline (also book & movie), Anansi. He is in my top 5 authors/screenwriters.

I ordered this for my 4 year old but will be giving it to my 12 year old. It is an alphabet book. It is very creative & highly detailed. It is fantastical & fascinating. It is the story of a young girl's abduction (by very creepy bad men) and another child's quest to rescue her, through rat infested sewers, complete with shadowy lurkers.

To be fair, my oldest child would have been fine with this at 4. My current 4 year old has been suffering from night terrors for the last couple of years, so we have severely curtailed her media choices (not even Scooby Doo). Luckily, my 12 year old loves Mr. Gaiman as much as I do.
The Dangerous Alphabet download epub
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Gris Grimly,Neil Gaiman
ISBN: 0060783354
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (July 27, 2010)
Pages: 32 pages