By Walter Moers
A fantastical new comedian event from the writer of the foreign best–seller, The 131/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear.
In an international among legend and dream, in a time among early life and maturity, Walter Moers narrates the exhilarating adventures of 12–year–old Gustave, a boy who aspires to be an outstanding artist. yet first, Gustave needs to pit himself opposed to giants and a Siamese dual twister. he'll additionally come upon the main gigantic of All Monsters, rescue a stunning damsel from a dragon, traverse a woodland swarming with evil spirits, navigate a Galactic Gully, and meet a dream princess, a speaking horse, or even his personal self. Having made a bet with demise for not anything lower than his existence and soul, Gustave needs to shuttle from the earth to the moon and again in one evening. utilizing drawings from the paintings of Gustave Doré, the main profitable illustrator of the nineteenth century, Walter Moers has once more created a wondrous, totally captivating story.
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LEVIATHAN Also by Scott Westerfeld Uglies Pretties Specials Extras And the book that explains it all: Bogus to Bubbly: An Insider’s Guide to the World of Uglies LEVIATHAN Written by MR. SCOTT WESTERFELD Illustrated by Mr. Keith Thompson This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination, and any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
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A Wild Ride Through the Night by Walter Moers