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The Sandman, Volume 3: Dream Country (New Edition)
     

The Sandman, Volume 3: Dream Country (New Edition)

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by Neil Gaiman, Kelley Jones (Illustrator), Charles Vess (Illustrator), Colleen Doran (Artist)
 

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The third book of the Sandman collection is a series of four short comic book stories. In each of these otherwise unrelated stories, Morpheus serves only as a minor character. Here we meet the mother of Morpheus's son, find out what cats dream about, and discover the true origin behind Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream. The latter won a World Fantasy Award

Overview

The third book of the Sandman collection is a series of four short comic book stories. In each of these otherwise unrelated stories, Morpheus serves only as a minor character. Here we meet the mother of Morpheus's son, find out what cats dream about, and discover the true origin behind Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream. The latter won a World Fantasy Award for best short story, the first time a comic book was given that honor.

This volume includes issues 17-20 of the original series and features completely new coloring, approved by the author, of issues 17 and 18.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—There is no question that the books in Gaiman's "Sandman" series (Vertigo) are some of the best and most groundbreaking graphic novels ever written. The artwork shows unique characters whose images change from story to story as each artist reinterprets them. Dream and his Endless siblings—Death, Destiny, Desire, Delirium, Destruction, and Despair-weave in and out of these books, interacting with one another and with mortals at different points in history. The Doll's House tells the story of a young woman named Rose Walker who does not know that she is a dream vortex, and who has to overcome many obstacles to rescue her little brother from captivity. Dream Country contains four stories, including the World Fantasy Award-winning "A Midsummer Night's Dream," in which Shakespeare premieres his new play before a group of faeries. Over the years, the books in this series have been released multiple times, first in paperback and later in hardcover. The question remains whether or not these recolored editions are worth purchasing. The short answer is no—not if you already have the series and the books are in good condition. But if you need to replace your weathered copies, or if you are just learning about the Sandman based on the fame of Gaiman's more recent books, then these books are definitely worth purchasing.—Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401229351
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
10/19/2010
Series:
Sandman Series , #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
34,612
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now calls the United States home. He is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling novels—including Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods and Coraline—as well as the Sandman series of graphic novels. His work has been honored with many awards internationally, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals as well as the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
November 10, 1960
Place of Birth:
Portchester, England
Education:
Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
Website:
http://www.neilgaiman.com

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The Sandman 3 : Dream Country 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is great storytelling. Boring but the best kind of boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The endless are brought to life and given such rich character by everybody who put work into this. I can't believe I didn't get into this series when it first came out. I really enjoyed the first two volumes and look forward to the remaining books. This is so worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want to know why cats no loger rule the Earth, where a Muse is now, where Shakespeare got his ideas, how helpful Death can be, and why Tori Amos mentions Neil in her songs, read this -- and all the other Sandman books.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Another good volume.
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
*Book source ~ Library From Goodreads: The third book of the Sandman collection, DREAM COUNTRY continues the fantastical mythology of Morpheus, the King of Dreams. In these centuries-spanning tales, the powerful entity known as the Sandman interacts with a diverse assortment of humans, fairies, heroes, and animals as he walks the mortal plane. Including an amazing encounter with William Shakespeare and an interesting take on the origin and first performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," this book depicts the dreaming world of cats, the tragic life of forgotten super-heroes and the folly of imprisoning and torturing a former lover of the King of Dreams. I actually didn’t like this one as much as the other two volumes I’ve read, yet I still give it a 4 for creativity, weirdness and artwork. I like Calliope’s story the best and A Midsummer Night’s Dream the least because it doesn’t make any sense to me and I’m really not a fan of Shakespeare. I only flipped through the script for Calliope because while it was interesting, it wasn’t so interesting I wanted to take the time to read it all. In this volume: Calliope ~ Poor Calliope A Dream of a Thousand Cats ~ Very bizzare A Midsummer Night’s Dream ~ Shakespeare, Neil Gaiman-style Façade ~ Weird and a bit disturbing Script for Calliope ~ behind the stage of how this comic was written and drawn
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facade a young girl has beauty with in but not without when she trusts th wrong person she is list
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My daughter loves this series. She only wishes there were more volumes, more often.
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