By Walter Moers
A fantastical new comedian event from the writer of the foreign best–seller, The 131/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear.
In a global 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 come across the main massive of All Monsters, rescue a gorgeous damsel from a dragon, traverse a woodland swarming with evil spirits, navigate a Galactic Gully, and meet a dream princess, a conversing horse, or even his personal self. Having made a guess with loss of life for not anything below his lifestyles and soul, Gustave needs to commute 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, totally mesmerizing story.
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Or send a text? I felt another sudden flash of anxiety. Maybe this was a mistake. I didn’t know exactly why she’d left. I mean, why that particular night, literally hours before my birthday? My dad claimed that she’d wanted to take me with her, but there really wasn’t much evidence to back that up. So, we were about to knock on the door of someone who maybe didn’t even want us—well, me—there. “Besides, it’d be better if this looked more like a surprise visit instead of us fleeing town,” Ariane was saying.
He’d taken off his shoes, one white-socked foot resting on top of the other. The cuts and remaining smudges of dirt on his face showed up even more clearly against the white of the pillowcase. He seemed so much smaller. So vulnerable. So human. The sight of him like that hit like a punch, and the protective shell around my heart shattered, breaking my heart along with it. Tears welled hot and fast, pouring down my cheeks and dripping off my chin. I wanted to crawl in behind him and curl up as tightly as possible, like maybe if I could get close enough we’d disappear into each other and the rest of the world would just fall away.
I could give her some privacy, at least. I grabbed a couple of the small towels from the counter and soaked them in warm water, working very hard to concentrate on that, blocking my worst impulses that were urging me to watch her undress in the mirror. “Okay,” she said a few moments later, and I faced her. Her injured arm was carefully balanced on her leg, her discarded shirt piled on top of it. A white sports bra covered her breasts. Her hair was more tangled and mussed than before, and her shoulders were curved inward, her free arm wrapped around her waist protectively.
A Wild Ride Through the Night by Walter Moers