The Sandman

The Sandman

The Dream Hunters

Book - 1999
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Featuring striking painted artwork, this love story, set in ancient Japan, tells the story of a humble young monk and a magical, shape-changing fox who find themselves romantically drawn together. As their love blooms, the fox learns of a devilish plot by a group of demons to steal the monk's life. With the aid of Morpheus, the King of All Night's Dreamings, the fox must use all of her cunning and creative thinking to foil this evil scheme and save the man that she loves. --from the Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Vertigo/D.C. Comics, c1999
ISBN: 9781563896293
Branch Call Number: GAIMAN
Characteristics: 126 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Amano, Yoshitaka
Alternative Title: Dream hunters


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Dec 19, 2017

The artwork is just so pretty and though the story is not as deep as what I'm used to with the Sandman series, it was still enjoyable.

AL_TARINA Nov 17, 2016

The story is absolutely fantastic, though the art in this rereleased version is a total let down. The original version of this graphic novel was illustrated by the acclaimed Japanese artist Yoshitako Amano. His art suited this story much, much better as the story is based on a Japanese folktale. The new artist (though acclaimed in his own right), P. Craig Russell, absolutely does not do justice to the story being told and it's a shame the publisher and Gaiman felt the need to rerelease this with a different artist. If you get a chance check out the original version of this! Two stars because this change was unnecessary and ruined the original feel of this graphic novel.

Jul 03, 2014

Not what I was expecting, but very beautiful.

forbesrachel Feb 05, 2013

Elegant, and ethereal in both writing and illustrations; I cannot think of a better pair to so beautifully represent the world of dreams. This version of The Sandman is based on an old Japanese tale.

SailorSaturn Mar 28, 2011

Beautiful illustrations by Amano and love Gaiman's storytelling of an old Japanese folklore. Presents a tale involving agape love and karma.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SL

To Top