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The Wolves in the Walls: The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection

The Wolves in the Walls: The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection

Опубликовано HarperAudio


The Wolves in the Walls: The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection

Опубликовано HarperAudio

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4.5/5 (251 оценки)
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17 minutes
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Издано:
Oct 6, 2009
ISBN:
9780061987373
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Lucy is sure there are wolves living in the walls of their house – and, as everybody says, if the wolves come out of the walls, it's all over. Her family doesn't believe her. Then one day, the wolves come out...

This audio is also part of The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection.

A HarperAudio production.

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Издано:
Oct 6, 2009
ISBN:
9780061987373
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  • (3/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Very enjoyable story of a brave and resourceful girl. The illustrations, with their mix of photos and drawings, were... odd. Odd and creepy and a little disturbing- so they fit excellently with the story. I like Gaiman a lot, and he didn't let me down here. I think it might be too scary for a bedtime story the first time, but after that? I can see it being demanded over and over!

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  • (5/5)
    Short and intriguing, with some scary and engaging moments, as with most of Neil Gaiman's stories, there's a good element of suspense, but ultimately it's more whimsy than anything else. A fun little book.
  • (4/5)
    Lucy warns her parents and little brother that there are wolves in the walls of their house, but they each insist that the noise she is hearing is made by mice, rats, or bats. Then the wolves come out of the walls, and it is all over. Or is it? Fortunately, Lucy has to return to get her beloved pig-puppet and, at her prompting, her family also return. Now they are living in the walls...One of a number of children's book collaborations between author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Dave McKean - other titles include Coraline, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish and Crazy Hair - The Wolves in the Walls features an engrossing and somewhat creepy story, and mixed media artwork that perfectly captures the atmospheric thrills of Gaiman's text. I really enjoyed this one, and (as always) appreciated Gaiman's understated sense of humor. The text here is quite extensive for a picture-book, making this more of an illustrated short story, so I'd recommend this one more to middle-grade readers, than to the younger children who usually consume picture-books. Needless to say, I'd also recommend it to Gaiman and McKean fans.
  • (3/5)
    A creepy children's story.
  • (4/5)
    What a quirky, nonsensical, scary-in-a-cute-way book by Gaiman! (Okay, so I'm not surprised!) I was intrigued by the thought of the wolves in the walls, and the pull-and-tug between the humans and the wolves in the house. I was fascinated by the illustrations, as well.
  • (5/5)
    Lucy knows that there are wolves in the walls of her house, and as all of her family humoursly says, "When the wolves come out... Its all over!" Wonder what "it" is is among many playful questions about reality posed in this book. When the wolves do indeed come out, they eat all the ice cream and party in Lucy's house.This book makes kids laugh, is great for getting moderately creepy and has very interesting illustrations in a collage style. Great for showing new forms of illustration and for encouraging kids to tell weird, creepy stories, if that is their thing.
  • (4/5)
    In this picture book by Neil Gaiman, Lucy begins to hear noises coming from the walls of her home. As she tries to explain to her family the noises that she hears at night they simply tell her that it is mice, rats, or bats that are there. However, to the family's surprise, little Lucy is correct in what she hears and wolves come out of the walls one night and make themselves at home. The Wolves in the Walls is a cute story for young children to read and the pictures are beautiful as well. It is an easy read for beginners and I believe that children will love reading it and looking at the drawings inside.
  • (5/5)
    It is far too quiet in Lucy's house at night, but then, she hears a howling, yowling, bumping, and thumping, and then the wolves came out of the walls.Lucy must overcome her fears and brave the horrors of her family's house that has been taken over by messy, partying wolves. A heroine in typical Neil Gaiman style, Lucy cleverly defeats the wolves and takes her house back in the end, despite the wolves' strength, tenacity, ability to speak, and propensity for beating high video game scores. The children's stories written by Neil Gaiman are not for the faint of heart or wolf-fearing among us. Illustrator Dave McKean paints Gaiman's imaginative fancies into masterpieces of adventure like none you have ever seen. The artist uses a combination of pencil, paper, paint, and digital design to develop the dark-toned images iconic of his works.
  • (5/5)
    Little Lucy hears something in the walls of her house. "It's mice," says her mother. "It's rats," says her dad. "Bats!" yells her brother. But Lucy and her pig-puppet know what it really is. There are definitely wolves in the walls! Neil Gaiman does it again. A creepy, spooky tale with a light enough touch to make it a perfect fit for most kids. The spine-tingling factor is knocked up a few notches thanks to the artwork of Dave McKean. Collages and pencil drawings lurk through the pages, with a wolf eye peeking out from time to time. Even my 11-year-old step-son had to admit, "That's creepy!" A perfect Halloween family read!
  • (4/5)
    Lucy is certain she hears wolves in the walls of her house, but her family tell her that can't be true. Besides, everyone knows that when the wolves come out of the walls, it's all over. This graphic novel for kids is beautifully and creatively illustrated, and it somehow manages to be pleasantly creepy while also being cute and silly and fun. I'm rating it four stars, but I suspect that if it somehow fell through a time machine, giving me the chance to read it as a kid, it would have been a five-star childhood favorite.
  • (5/5)
    What an excellent combination to be found in Neil Gaiman's rich text and Dave McKean's eery mixed media illustrations! Gaiman's story of the courageous Lucy who braves the wild wolves to get her family back in their home will appeal to children who like scary stories and to those who want to see a strong female character. McKean's illustrations match the text very well and lend an odd, creepy and surreal tone to the story.
  • (3/5)
    An Idealic family of four,a mother,father,son,and daughter. All is well untill the girl hear wolves in the wall. of course she is not believed by her family. Until they cone out the walls.The story takes a turn for the weird when the family moved into the walls. It is very orginal and imaginative tale.I was not a fan of the dark color similar to the moive Nightmare Before Christmas type of illustrations. The book may become tiresome to read out loud. The story definately is humorous.As an assignment 1.I would have the students draw a picutres of wolves. I could have the students tell me about the wovles they drew. 2.I could intoduce the students to words that have sound, Onomatopoeia
  • (3/5)
    An Idealic family of four,a mother,father,son,and daughter. All is well untill the girl hear wolves in the wall. of course she is not believed by her family. Until they cone out the walls.The story takes a turn for the weird when the family moved into the walls. It is very orginal and imaginative tale.I was not a fan of the dark color similar to the moive Nightmare Before Christmas type of illustrations. The book may become tiresome to read out loud. The story definately is humorous.As an assignment 1.I would have the students draw a picutres of wolves. I could tell them about wovles.2.I could intoduce the students to words that have sound, Onomatopoeia.
  • (5/5)
    Lucy is scared, she hears wolves in the walls but her family doesn't believe her. Each one suggests what it might be and then says anyways if it was wolves "then it's all over". Lucy has no idea what "it" is. But then one night the wolves do come out of the walls and the whole family runs down the hill and camps out for a few night wondering where they should move to. Lucy is the now only one brave enough to coax her family into getting their own house back.Wonderful story, probably a bit too scary for very young children but olders will find it just the right amount of scary without being frightening. And it's funny too! I was surprised when I saw the illustrator was Dave McKean because I hated his work in The Graveyard Book, and many of my readers agreed with me. This book is obviously done in McKean's signature style. Full colour pages and a wonderful mixed-media art with collage, painting, sketching and slightly Picasso-like faces. Highly recommended!
  • (5/5)
    Lucy hears sneaking, creeping, crumpling noises coming from inside the walls. She is sure there are wolves living in the walls of her house. But, as everybody says, if the wolves come out of the walls, it's all over.I don't often indulge myself with buying children's books, but the whole premise of this one was just so weird I really couldn't help myself. What's it about? It is about exactly what it says it's about. Lucy hears the noises and warns her family, but of course they don't believe her -- until the wolves come out of the walls. And that's when it gets more than a little creepy.The two things that I love about kids' books are the wonderfully ridiculous stories they contain and the art they use to tell those stories. Dave McKean's art isn't like anyone else's that I've ever seen and it's perfect for this story. At turns creepy and cute, I just love his style. It's bizarre in the best possible way.All in all, this is a fantastic children's book that I wouldn't actually recommend reading to small children -- unless of course they're not yours and you don't have to be around when they wake up in the middle of the night screaming about critters in the walls, in which case I say go for it. ;)
  • (5/5)
    This is a wonderful story, scary only in the very beginning then incredibly logical and satisfying. You got to love Lucy. She is so sensible and determined. And the artwork, oh my goodness...Dave McKean is just amazing.
  • (4/5)
    Who can resist a visually interesting book with a strong heroine, a couple of good morals (don't believe everything you're told, and standing up for yourself will drive away bullies), plus a gratuitous mention of the Queen of Melanesia? Oh, and both parents are present but the mother is the primary wage-earner. Downside: Scary ravenous wolves come out of the walls. My daughter loved it starting at 2.5 (she found it by mistake!) but we spend a lot of time discussing the fact that wolves can only live in big, old walls, not little, new walls like the ones in our house.
  • (4/5)
    If you like Gaiman or McKean's art you need to pick this up, but be careful in deiced whether or not to read it you young kids. The story is good but could scare young children.This book is has New York Times Best Illustrated Books Award and has been put on as a successful play by the National Theatre of Scotland.
  • (4/5)
    The wolves in the walls is not a children's literature masterpiece. But it is a very interesting book. The book presents a delightfully Gaimanesque off-tilt story. But what makes the book better than average is the art by McKean. He again uses his mixed technique to bring moments of wonderment to the reader. Many times I was left wondering whether I was looking at a photograph or a painting (or where the painting stopped and the photograph started)...
  • (3/5)
    Childrens story worth reading just for the panel with the Queen of Melanisia.
  • (5/5)
    This is a great kid's book, and a treat for adults as well!
  • (5/5)
    This book is great fun, especially when read aloud by Neil himself (sad geeky girl that I am, I stalked him through a few signings, at one of which he did a reading). Love the artwork too.
  • (5/5)
    I was dubious about reading this to my kids (aged five and eight) until I'd had a good look at it myself, but since I'm a rabid Gaiman fan I bought it anyway, thinking I could always leave it until they were a bit older. No way. The eight-year-old looked through it and started laughing, and so I read it out loud to both... and the five-year-old has wanted it at bedtime for weeks. Bottom line: judge for yourself if your kids will be scared, but if they can handle it, they will love it. It's a fun story, and not just for kids!
  • (5/5)
    Really neat, satisfying short story to read before bed time
  • (5/5)
    I absolutely love this story, I think it's great for everyone to read it even though you may think it has a spooky cover, the story is actually very nice.
  • (5/5)
    My daughter and I love Neil Gaiman so much. Wolves in the Walls is a great short story to share.
  • (4/5)
    This was great, but utterly bizarre! I feel like I need to see if Neil has talked about it in order to be settled. Still, it’s Neil Gaiman, so it was brilliant anyway - especially because he narrated it.
  • (5/5)
    Nobody tells a story like Neil Gaiman! Too bad it's all over!
  • (5/5)
    Collaborators Gaiman and McKean are back, this time with a children’s book both haunting and whimsical that will resonate with children and adults alike. The pair, most famous for their work together on The Sandman graphic novel series, spin a tale about Lucy, who hears noises coming from the walls of her house. No one in her family – with the exception of her pig puppet – believes her claim that there are wolves living inside the walls. And besides, they tell her, everyone knows that “If the wolves come out of the walls, it’s all over.” But late one night, they do. Yet far from being over, the adventure is just getting started for this brave little girl and her family.Gaiman is one of the premier fantasy writers of our time and his talents seem ably suited to children’s books, with their similarity to the comics format in which he made his reputation. As always, Gaiman’s stories are multilevel and steeped in metaphor, and Wolves is no exception despite being nominally written for children. For example, the wolves of the story can represent many things besides the night fears of children, including addiction and other destructive forces than can enter an adult’s life. And children respond to such symbolism instinctively, although the dark nature of the story may prove to be too much for younger children despite the lighter tones inserted by Gaiman. McKean has illustrated this book in his signature style, which combines drawing, painting, collage and found objects to create images both striking and haunting. Together, Gaiman and McKean have created a rarity, a children’s book that will be a rich experience for both children and grown adults.Reviewed by Book Dads
  • (4/5)
    Cute silly story, love Neil Gaiman as usual, both his stories and his voice.