What There Is Before There Is Anything There

What There Is Before There Is Anything There

A Scary Story

Book - 2014
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Every night when his parents turn off the light, strange creatures descend from the black space where the ceiling used to be... First comes one, then another and then more and more. They stand all around him, staring, not saying a word. And then, worst of all comes the dark shapeless one that tells him, "I am what there is before there is anything there..."

Liniers' art, reminiscent of Hergé and other great comic book artists, portrays the little boy's growing terror and his frantic dash for his parents' bedroom. Combined with hand-lettering, it creates the feeling of a graphic novel for very young readers.

Destined to become a classic about nighttime fears (like Paul Galdone's The Teeny-Tiny Woman), this story will resonate with young children who are afraid of the dark, who might be reassured to see that although the little boy's fears don't go away, he does find a way to cope with them.

Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, c2014.
ISBN: 9781554983858
Branch Call Number: LIN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Amado, Elisa - Translator


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Nov 10, 2015

This is a pretty creepy story and while I really enjoyed it... I would strongly caution parents to read it first as it is a little scary.

Kind of a cool look at night time fears.


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Nov 10, 2015

This is a scary story about a little boy who has some fears about going to bed and nightmarish creatures who visit him in the dark.

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