The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear

The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear

Being the Demibiography of A Seagoing Bear, With Numerous Illustrations and Excerpts From the 'Encyclopaedia of the Marvels, Life Forms and Other Phenomena of Zamonia and Its Environs' by Profession Abdullah Nightingale

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"A bluebear has twenty-seven lives. Ishall recount thirteen and a half of them in this book but keep quiet about therest," says the narrator of Walter Moers's epic adventure. "Whatabout the Minipirates? What about the Hobgoblins, the Spiderwitch, the BabblingBillows, the Troglotroll, the Mountain Maggot...Mine is a tale of mortal dangerand eternal love, of hair's breadth, last-minute escapes." Welcome to thefantastic world of Zamonia, populated by all manner of extraordinarycharacters. It's a land of imaginative lunacy and supreme adventure, wickedsatire and epic fantasy, all mixed together, turned on its head, and lavishlyillustrated by the author.
Publisher: London : Vintage, c2000
ISBN: 9781585677245
Branch Call Number: MOERS
Characteristics: 702 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm


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DonovanJFriesen Apr 26, 2017

I read this book several years ago and still remember scenes quite vividly (the illustratrions don't hurt either). It's hilarious and imaginative, and the first of several books that take place in the same world. It's worth the read!

Jun 06, 2011

This book is just awesome. I mean awesome. I really was in awe about it. The author puts his idea into this book and brings them vividly to live. The awesomeness about it is that he puts so many ideas into just one page, other authors would fill a book with that. The ideas are never ending and in the end everything comes together. The best book ever for every age!

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