Blueberry Girl

Blueberry Girl


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Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman, Charles Vess

This is a prayer for a blueberry girl . . .

A much-loved baby grows into a young woman: brave, adventurous, and lucky. Exploring, traveling, bathed in sunshine, surrounded by the wonders of the world. What every new parent or parent-to-be dreams of for her child, what every girl dreams of for herself.

Let me go places that we've never been, trust and delight in her youth.

Nationally bestselling author Neil Gaiman wrote Blueberry Girl for a friend who was about to become the mother of a little girl. Here, he and beloved illustrator Charles Vess turn this deeply personal wish for a new daughter into a book that celebrates the glory of growing up: a perfect gift for girls embarking on all the journeys of life, for their parents, and for everyone who loves them.

Give her all these and a little bit more, gifts for a blueberry girl.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060838102
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 163,150
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the bestselling author of more than twenty books and the recipient of numerous literary honors. Originally from England, he now lives in America.

Charles Vess's work has graced the pages of numerous publications and has been exhibited internationally. Some of his other books include Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman, a circle of cats and Seven Wild Sisters with Charles de Lint, a new edition of Peter Pan, and The Ladies of Grace Adieu with Susanna Clarke. His awards include a Mythopoeic, Ink Pot, two Chesley, two World Fantasy, and two Eisner awards.


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

November 10, 1960

Place of Birth:

Portchester, England


Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77

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Blueberry Girl 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
KindergartenTeacher66 More than 1 year ago
Cleverly written to illustrate the transformation from girl to woman, Blueberry Girl is sure to be a classic read for teens and parents of teen daughters. Thought-provoking and inspirational. Dare to grow, you won't regret it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully illustrated book to accompany a beautiful poem about the desires a mother has for her daughter. A great book for both mothers and daughters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This lovely poem is beautifully illustrated, and makes a great gift for a new baby or even for a graduate.
JEBurk More than 1 year ago
Picked this book up on a whim because I am a fan of Gaiman's other work and it was love at first sight. The illustrations were lovely and showed a diversity of beautiful, strong, young girls as the title 'blueberry girl'. It plays perfectly to Gaiman's strengths of questioning received wisdom and creating a new mythology for a contemporary age, a mythology that draws on historic roots but which looks boldly toward a better future.
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I just had my first child 4 months ago, a daughter. I bought this book for her, although she is a little young for it, she loves the pictures. I love the messages throughout the book, my wishes for her throughout life's journey.
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Mankell-Slueth More than 1 year ago
I gave this to my 15-year-old who just finished her first year of high school and is learning to drive. She has always been my "pumpkin-pie girl" so she really related to this story...just reinforces my hope and dream that she be a healthy, happy, independent thinking young lady.
Juele More than 1 year ago
This is every parent's wish for their daughter. I think the book says it all.
FaerieGirl79 More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of Neil's work for quite sometime, and though this is a little different from what some may be used to from Neil, it's just as wonderful! The story was writted for Tori Amos' daughter, and I cried the first time I read the book. I've since read it to my 6 yr old niece, and she loved it. This book is a great gift for those who appreciate the gifts that life give us...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Neil Gaiman's sometimes humorous, very true "prayer" reminds both mother and daughter that strong girls become strong women and encourages independence and strength. I gave it my friend with a new daughter and I sent it to my own daughter who is 28.
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mncat More than 1 year ago
Exactly what one would expect from Neil Gaiman -- a real parent's hopes and dreams for a daughter. Lyrical, touching, a little edgy, marvelous.
tkdiaz More than 1 year ago
A marvelous bit of bedtime poetry, and a lovely prayer for our daughters by Neil Gaiman. Not in the least bit creepy, but not at all saccharine. Excellent book.
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Prayers to ladies of darkness are strange content for children's literature. Both story and illustrations are ominous and creepy. Would you really want to say a prayer to help your child lose? The world is dark enough without disheartening messages to children. I got this book for my daughter and will not read it to her again. I hope she learns to rely on God, not on herself and ladies of never you mind.