Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman

Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman

by Neil Gaiman


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Unnatural Creatures is a collection of short stories about the fantastical things that exist only in our minds—collected and introduced by beloved New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.
The sixteen stories gathered by Gaiman, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, range from the whimsical to the terrifying. Magical creatures from the werewolf, to the sunbird, to beings never before classified will thrill, delight, and quite possibly unnerve you in tales by E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Gahan Wilson, and other literary luminaries.
Sales of Unnatural Creatures benefit 826DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students in their creative and expository writing, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062236302
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Pages: 462
Sales rank: 202,191
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America.


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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Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A respectable selection of mythical short stories. "The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees" was one of my favorites, mixing incredibly accurate knowledge of real bee biology and behaviors with the sentience and history of a fantasy plot--truly remarkable. The Sunbird story by Neil Gaiman is really well done, but be aware that it is not a new piece, appearing previously in his collection Fragile Things. The first story in the collection, with a title both unpronounceable and unspellable, has an interesting premise, but missed the mark a bit for me--the spot made for a great sinister premise, but the execution of its portrayal broke up the flow of the prose too much for me to find it truly frightening.
Mz-Bwayne More than 1 year ago
I don't know who was more interesting- the creatures, or the individuals who encountered them.
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godthewardenandsantaclaus More than 1 year ago
This book is perfect for reading before bed. You won't have that need to read an entire book in one night and screw up your sleeping schedule. I never knew I could find short stories to be as satisfying as a full novel. Loved it.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A small, black cottage set in the clearing of a dense thicket of trees. The second anyone touches it without cassi's permission, they get turned to dust.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
30 people like it but no one wrote a reveiw now i dont what its about besides mythical creatures