"A perfect reminder to always be on the lookout for magic and wonder. Sometimes, we need those two things the most" (Brightly.com, citing "Books That Teach Kids What It Means to Be a Kind Person"). In this breathtaking jacketed picture book, Neil Gaiman's lyrical poem guides a novice traveler through the enchanted woods of a fairy tale-through lush gardens, a formidable castle, and over a perilous river-to find the way home again. Illustrated in full color by Charles Vess, Instructions features lush images of mythical creatures, magical landscapes, and canny princesses. Its message of the value of courage, wit, and wisdom makes it a perfect gift.
by Neil Fiore
by Neil Gaiman
"This snack-sized piece of audio is just enough to remind listeners of the sense magic and wonder Neil Gaiman evokes when he narrates his own work. Those who are skeptical about what a story can do in five minutes should give a listen to this: a fantastic adventure flush with mystical creatures, alternate realms, strange rituals, old things, and helpful strangers. While the story is intended for younger listeners, delight in this verse will be universal. But listeners should be sure to have audiobooks of Gaiman's other works handy as this poem makes one hungry for more. F.G. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"
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