These fairytales are like no others. The Winter Sleepwalker and Other Stories will introduce you to sea kings and witches, princesses and giant pink snakes. From Martian monsters dumped on Earth to football played in space, there’s magic and mystery on every page – both in the spellbinding stories and Quentin Blake’s masterfully atmospheric illustrations. A classic collection: witty, original and endlessly enjoyable…
Flies are a nuisance. They are annoying when they buzz around you, but you can brush them away with your hand. After all, a fly is only about half the size of your fingernail. But suppose it wasn't. Catch a fly and look at it closely - look at its head, its eyes, its legs. Now imagine that this thing was the size of a human being ...These eight stories offer horror in many shapes and forms, in worlds full of monsters and evil spirits, where terror lies waiting in the shadows, and where the living and the dead dance hand in hand. Retold by John Escott.
With a new "Hellboy" series on the stands, fans of the world's greatest paranormal detective can find older favorites collected for the first time in the seventh volume of the "Hellboy" Saga. "Hellboy: The Troll Witch and Others" collects short stories from "The Dark Horse Book of the Dead," "Witchcraft," "Hauntings," and "Monsters," the 2004 "Hellboy: Wizard" 1/2, as well as the critically acclaimed 2006 miniseries, "Hellboy: Makoma" by Mignola and comics legend Richard Corben, and a previously unpublished "Hellboy" story by P.Craig Russell and Mike Mignola, along with sketches and story notes.
A novella and thirteen short stories from the master of literary fantasy. Step into a London ravaged by unearthly creatures at once utterly alien and chillingly familiar. In China Mieville's award-winning novella "The Tain", we learn the reason for the invaders' terrible revenge. In addition, this superb collection contains thirteen short stories of visionary cityscapes and urban paranoia, ghosts, monsters and impossible diseases. Several of these are published here for the first time, including one in comic-strip form illustrated by Liam Sharp.
In Sweden nobody wants a troll to come into their garden, but how do you stop them? On a lonely road at night in Oman, Abdul's car breaks down and he takes a ride with a stranger, but perhaps it is safer to walk. In England some young people play a scary game, and in Asia, a soldier returns home - at last. Every country in the world has stories about ghosts and spirits and monsters of one kind or another. Some people believe in ghosts, and some don't - but everyone enjoys a good ghost story.
In Sweden, nobody wants a troll to come into their garden, but how do you stop them? On a lonely road at night in Oman, Abdul's car breaks down and he takes a ride with a stranger, but perhaps it is safer to walk. In England some young people play a scary game, and in Asia, a soldier returns home – at last. Every country in the world has stories about ghosts and spirits and monsters of one kind or another. Some people believe in ghosts, and some don't – but everyone enjoys a good ghost story.
Can you draw a ghoul on a bike? What about a haunted suit of armour? Or how about a monster with a stomach ache? There are one hundred wacky things to doodle and draw in this fantastic new book from Sally Kindberg. Also includes colorful stickers for hours of stickering fun. The fantastic 'Draw it!' series from Sally Kindberg has weird and wonderful doodles for every occasion. Perfect for every journey, rainy afternoon or holiday, each book is packed full of fun and wacky things to draw and colour, guaranteed to get every kid from age 6-106 drawing away! Each includes over 100 stickers.
Eisner Award–winning horror master Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden present tales featuring the world's greatest vampire hunter on a quest for vengeance across a world overrun by monsters. A demented surgeon attempts to cure vampirism by creating greater horrors, and a perverse inquisitor reveals his own dark secrets, as Baltimore pursues the scarred vampire that he blames for all of it.
Around the world, people love to tell stories about the fantastic creatures that may walk among us. Read about dragons, yetis, krakens, hydras, and more!
This volume contains a generous selection of tales from II. G. Wells, some of them famous, some forgotten. They demonstrate his immense imaginative energy, his originality, his prophetic genius, and his mastery of a range embracing Gothic horror, social satire, lyrical reverie and Utopian fantasy. Here Wells predicts the use of the tank, the aeroplane, the parachute and the bathysphere; he depicts the arrival of monsters from the deep, and envisages the destruction of life on our planet. Nevertheless, in social comedy. Wells anticipates E. M. Forstcr. We also see why Wells proved to be a provocation and inspiration not only to numerous science-fiction writers but also to such eminent authors as Vladimir Nabokov, Jorge Luis Borges and William Golding.
A fantastic compendium, this wonderful collection of Greek myths taken from USBORNE YOUNG READING titles is a thrilling and informative read. Featuring the best-known of all the Greek heroes and monsters, with six stories starring Perseus and Medusa, Pegasus, Heracles, Odysseus, the Wooden Horse and the Minotaur. A section after the stories gives more details on the various gods and other Greek myths. USBORNE'S YOUNG READING series was developed in conjunction with an expert from Roehampton University and is designed to encourage independent reading. Each individual story has clear, engaging text and is accompanied by original illustrations.
Sindbad– And Other Stories From the Arabian Nights Deluxe Reissue
This brilliant activity book is packed full of colourful illustrations and stickers to help you write terrifying alien and monster stories! The first sentence of every story has been written for you, but you need to decide what will happen and how your amazing tales will end. Also features two completed stories to add fun stickers to. Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring, doodling, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls alike. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful illustrations which children and parents will find very hard to resist. Perfect for providing entertainment at home or on the move!