Abadazad: The Dream Thief
Kate needs all the help she can get when she encounters the Lanky Man. He's mean and heartless, and he wants to steal children's dreams. Everyone seems to be against her -- which only makes her more determined to find her brother. And Matt is getting closer -- isn't he?
When the first three issues of J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog's Abadazad hit the comic-book stores two years ago, they found an immediate -- and passionate -- audience. No one could resist the heart-tugging story of Kate and her brother Matt, lost in the world of Abadazad. No one could fail to be mesmerized by the stunning artwork -- from Queen Ija with her third eye to Wix and his bright flame to Headstrong in his wheeled chair.
Now Abadazad is a book series -- and, true to its origins, it's an original: it takes place in three distinct worlds; it cuts between nineteenth-century storytelling and a contemporary girl's diary; it features comic-book panels, "antique" illustrations, and spot art -- and all the while, it seamlessly keeps kids turning page after page.
|Lexile ® Measure
|J. M. DeMatteis
|Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12
|Disney Publishing Worldwide