By Walter Moers
A fantastical new comedian event from the writer of the overseas best–seller, The 131/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear.
In an international among legend and dream, in a time among youth and maturity, Walter Moers narrates the exhilarating adventures of 12–year–old Gustave, a boy who aspires to be a good artist. yet first, Gustave needs to pit himself opposed to giants and a Siamese dual twister. he'll additionally stumble upon the main giant of All Monsters, rescue a gorgeous damsel from a dragon, traverse a wooded area swarming with evil spirits, navigate a Galactic Gully, and meet a dream princess, a speaking horse, or even his personal self. Having made a guess with dying for not anything lower than his lifestyles 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 spell binding story.
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A Wild Ride Through the Night by Walter Moers