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Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean -- the pair who brought you the chilling bestseller Coraline -- make a frightening and darkly amusing return in this hair-raising picture book about a family and their wall-dwelling wolf problem.
Based on the cacophony of noises coming from inside, Lucy's sure there are wolves in the walls of her house. No one in her family believes her suspicions, but when the wolves finally emerge one night after "a howling and a yowling, a bumping and a thumping," Lucy, her brother, and her parents hightail it outside to safety. After some family bickering about what they should all do, Lucy bravely decides to rescue her pig-puppet, which has been mistakenly left behind. While on her covert mission, the girl discovers lots of room inside the house's walls for habitation, and the family sneaks back into the house. There they see the wolves watching TV, playing video games (even beating the high scores), and "playing an old wolf melody on Lucy's father's second-best tuba," In a grand turning of the tables, they leap out of the walls, scare the intruders away, and reclaim their home for good.
Disarmingly imaginative and brilliantly twisted, Gaiman and McKean's picture book rises above the level of mere scare tactics to mesmerize and grip readers with its blend of multilevel artwork, eccentric story, and creepy atmosphere. McKean's well-suited, amazing illustrations -- reminiscent of The Sandman and Coraline -- will bend your mind in fantastically freakish directions, while Gaiman's tale is sure to enthrall kids with a penchant for unnerving stories. Definitely cool, right down to the bone. Matt Warner