Using twenty-one drawings from the work of Gustave Dor-, the most successful illustrator of the 19th century, Walter Moers has created a wondrous and utterly delightful tale. In a world between legend and dream, in a time between childhood and adulthood, A Wild Ride Through the Night describes the exhilarating and comic adventures of 12-year-old Gustave, a boy who aspires one day to be a great artist. But before he can achieve this, Gustave must first tackle Mysterious Giants and a Siamese Twins Tornado; he also finds himself encountering the Greatest Monster of All, freeing a maiden from the claws of a dragon, riding through a forest full of ghosts, navigating a Galactic Gully and meeting a dream princess, a talking horse, scantily-clad Amazons and even his own self. Having made a wager with death for nothing less than his life and his soul, he must travel from the earth to the moon and back in a single night.
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"More monsters than a Hogwarts menagerie, sufficient bizarre encounters to rival Gulliver's Travels - a sparkling treasure trove" ( The Glasgow Herald)From the Publisher:
By the author of the internationally bestselling The 131/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear
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Book Description Vintage Books, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099450178
Book Description Vintage Books, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099450178
Book Description Vintage Books, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099450178