Lucy hears sneaking, creeping, crumpling noisescoming from insidethe walls.
She is sure there arewolves living in the walls of her house.
About the Author
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, India, but raised in England until he returned to India in 1881 as a journalist and local newspaper editor. In 1907 Kipling became the first English writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature. A poet and prolific short story writer, he is best known as the author of The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1902), and Just So Stories (1902).
Dave McKean is best known for his work on Neil Gaiman's Sandman series of graphic novels and for his CD covers for musicians from Tori Amos to Alice Cooper. He also illustrated Neil Gaiman's picture books The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, The Wolves in the Walls, and Crazy Hair. He is a cult figure in the comic book world, and is also a photographer.
“The illustrations are amazing. And, like every good scary story, there’s an unexpected twist at the end.”
“Gaiman’s text rings with energetic confidence and an inviting tone. McKean expertly matches the tale’s funny-scary mood.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Gaiman has one creepy imagination. Hand this to a jaded third or fourth-grader and watch their eyes get big.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“This is a picture book for the twenty-first century child: visually and emotionally sophisticated, accessible, and inspired.”
“Children will delight in the “scary, creepy” tone and in the brave behavior displayed by the intrepid young heroine.”
-School Library Journal
“Madly inventive, madly funny. Some will find it creepy; for the rest it will offer the sustaining jam of life.”
-The Guardian (UK)
“Spectacular…atmospheric, sinister, scary, and funny…This is a book for cool kids who will grow up to be fearless.”
-Sunday Times (London)
“Gaiman, with regular collaborator Dave McKean, suffuses this sumptuous story with a night-light-worthy creepiness.”
-Family Fun Magazine