MirrorMask (children's edition)
Helena is about to embark on a most amazing journey.Raised in a family of circus performers, she's always dreamed of leading a more ordinary life. But when haunting music draws her into a strange and magical realm, one where anything can happen, her real life is stolen by a runaway from the other... show more
Helena is about to embark on a most amazing journey.Raised in a family of circus performers, she's always dreamed of leading a more ordinary life. But when haunting music draws her into a strange and magical realm, one where anything can happen, her real life is stolen by a runaway from the other side. Helena must rescue the realm from chaos in order to win back her own not-so-ordinary life.MirrorMask is a breathtaking film written by bestselling author Neil Gaiman and brought to life through the vision of acclaimed artist and director Dave McKean. This original novella is Helena's tale in her own voice, written by master storyteller Neil Gaiman and accompanied by original art by Dave McKean and images from the film; it is a stunning and magical journey.
Publish date: 2005-09-27
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
GR Cleanup. Originally read in Sept. 2011 I think I did myself a disservice by listening to this story as an audiobook instead of checking out the actual illustrated book. I have a sneaking suspicion the illustrations enhance much of the story, which felt a bit bare bones without them, and that I'...
A lot of seeds and echos of other Gaiman/McKean collaborations. That is empirically not a bad thing! Especially because unlike some other creators I will leave unnamed, they always bring so much new stuff. Great book. "Illustrated novelization" I think they called it. I will be seeing this movi...
This and Coraline are both based on an alternate world. Their other world seems to come into being or becomes more accessible when dissatisfaction arises with a parent in the real world. Here the comparison ends and I find myself enjoying MirrorMask much more then Coraline. I think it's partially t...
Helena is a 15 year old girl who hates her life in the circus. She tells her parents she just wants to run away and have a "real life". Unfortunately, Helena's mom then falls ill, and while she's in the hospital, Helena is thrown into a very strange dreamland: a strange, dark realm like a mirror o...