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The Dangerous Alphabet [Hardcover]

Neil Gaiman , Gris Grimly
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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5 May 2008
An alphabet book with a story about two children and their pet gazelle who head off, treasure map in hand, on an underground journey into a place where monsters and pirates roam. Will they find the treasure? Will they get out alive? Will the alphabet ever be the same again?

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (5 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747597111
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747597117
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 570,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Neil Gaiman is a tour de force of creative talent. He is the bestselling author of Coraline and Stardust, both of which are major motion films. Neil also co-wrote the script for Beowulf starring Anthony Hopkins and Angeline Jolie. He is the creator/writer of the award-winning Sandman comic series and has written several books for children. His latest title, The Graveyard Book, won the Teenage Booktrust Prize 2009. Neil has been immortalised in song by Tori Amos, and is a songwriter himself. His official website now has more than one million unique visitors each month, and his online journal is syndicated to thousands of blog readers every day.

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Neil Gaiman lives in the USA where he writes books for children, screenplays (Beowulf) and novels for adults, including Stardust - also now a major film, and Anansi Boys. Gris Grimly also lives in the USA and is a regular contributor to the world of children's books.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The confusing alphabet 4 Jun 2011
By Sam Quixote TOP 50 REVIEWER
This is a strange book if only because I'm not sure who the target audience is - kids or adults? On appearance it seems like a kids' book - it's rhyming couplets featuring a letter of the alphabet per line is too short and simplistic for an adult so it must be for kids. But when you see the pictures in the book you probably wouldn't give your child this book. Even though I thought the artwork was cool, there are pictures of kids being abducted, chained up, and cooked into pies! The "story" has two kids and their pet "gazelle" (Gaiman trying a bit hard to be quirky) venture into the sewers where a number of shady characters try to catch them but they escape. In the end I think parents wouldn't think the book suitable for kids and adults would see it as too short to be worth spending money on. It's probably for Gaiman's fanbase who'll buy anything this man puts out, but for the more casual reader looking for something? Try elsewhere, this book isn't anything.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, just the right amount of scary! 7 Dec 2010
By Kristin TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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This is a great book for a first year who needs to know the letters of the alphabet, but doesnt want anything boring or sickly sweet. Neil Gaiman fans wont be disappointed, nor their children or otherr small recipients. There is a slight switch in a couple of letters to make the poem work. Dont get this if all you want is for your child to read sanitised Disney, where even normal life is a bit too scary for diddums...
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5.0 out of 5 stars The danderous alphabet 9 Nov 2013
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The danderous alphabet
a great read aloud treat for a group of kids
well enjoyed and fun especially around Halloween
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 26 Feb 2013
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If you like Neil Gaiman and the Alphabet then you will love this ;-)
I would like a board book version for my son but the paper version is good enough for now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book 18 Jan 2013
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What a lovely little book! I'm 22 years old and I read it for the first time the other day - I wish I'd known about it as a child!
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