By Walter Moers

ISBN-10: 0436220547

ISBN-13: 9780436220548

A fantastical new comedian experience from the writer of the overseas best–seller, The 131/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear.

In a global among legend and dream, in a time among adolescence and maturity, Walter Moers narrates the exhilarating adventures of 12–year–old Gustave, a boy who aspires to be a superb artist. yet first, Gustave needs to pit himself opposed to giants and a Siamese dual twister. he'll additionally come upon the main substantial 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 conversing horse, or even his personal self. Having made a bet with demise for not anything lower than his existence and soul, Gustave needs to go back and forth 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, completely mesmerizing story.

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Another day had begun. He was a little sheepish when he joined his parents for breakfast on the roof but for once they seemed to be behaving sensibly, for neither of them mentioned the events of the night before. Like everything at the Riad El Fenn, breakfast was an elaborate affair, with croissants and coffee, pancakes dipped in honey, yoghurt and fruit and delicious omelettes for those who still had room. There were at least a dozen guests still at the table; Charles ignored them all as he plumped himself down on a cushion between Noreen and Rupert.

It was in the ignition. Harry had seen it too. ” he whispered. ” “What you talking about, Jace? ” Harry took another look around. ” It was true. The drizzle was bouncing off the tarmac, sweeping across the grim, uneven grass, hanging between the electricity pylons. It was keeping people indoors. Harry took hold of the door handle and pressed. It was going to be locked. It had to be. But no. He felt it click and the whole thing swung open – just like that. Even then, Jason thought that it must be a trick, that an alarm would go off and a dozen policemen would appear out of nowhere, pouncing on them and dragging them off to the nearest Young Offenders’ Institution.

His heart was heaving. His eyes were bulging. He seemed to have swallowed his own tongue. Tears were coursing down his face. He screamed for help – but only the tiniest of whispers came out. Charles was lying on his back with his legs slightly apart. He was wearing pyjama bottoms but no top and he could feel the sweat sliding over his stomach. The music had begun again, so close now that the piper could have been sitting right next to the bed with the pipe beside his ear. Desperately, he looked down.

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