By Neil Gaiman


"A perfect reminder to always be on the lookout for magic and wonder. Sometimes, we need those two things the most" (, citing "Books That Teach Kids What It Means to Be a Kind Person").

In this breathtaking picture book, now in paper-over-board format, Neil Gaiman's lyrical poem guides a novice traveler through the enchanted woods of a fairy tale—through lush gardens, a formidable castle, and over a perilous river—to find the way home again.

Illustrated in full color by Charles Vess, Instructions features lush images of mythical creatures, magical landscapes, and canny princesses. Its message of the value of courage, wit, and wisdom makes it a perfect gift.

Praises & Awards


New York Times Book Review

“Like a more impish version of Dr. Seuss’s ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Gaiman’s book offers riddling advice that could be for young or old.”

Publishers Weekly

“ Young readers should relish the chimerical vision while older Gaiman fans should grasp the underlying suggestion that the compass used to navigate fairy tales can also guide us in the real world”

Kirkus Reviews

“A magical, incantatory poem. It could be instructions for a child, a writer, a newly minted adult or an elder. It strikes immediately at the place where stories live and provides a feast of archetypes. ”

Product Details

ISBN: 9780061960321

ISBN10: 0061960322

Imprint: HarperCollins

On Sale: 21/04/2015

7.500 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.350 in (d)

Pages: 40

List Price 12.50 CAD

BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General

BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education

BISAC3: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / New Experience