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's there before there is anything there . . ." Liniers' art, reminiscent of Herg#65533; and other great comic book artists, feelingly 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 resonates with young children afraid of the dark. They're 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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SalisburySally
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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SalisburySally
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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