The Wolves in the Walls

By Neil Gaiman


There are sneaking,
creeping, crumpling
noises coming from
inside the walls.

Lucy is sure there are wolves living in the walls of their house -- and, as everybody says, if the wolves come out of the walls, it's all over. Her family doesn't believe her. Then one day, the wolves come out.

But it's not all over. Instead, Lucy's battle with the wolves is only just beginning.

Praises & Awards


Washington Post

“The illustrations are amazing. And, like every good scary story, there’s an unexpected twist at the end.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Gaiman’s text rings with energetic confidence and an inviting tone. McKean expertly matches the tale’s funny-scary mood.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Gaiman has one creepy imagination. Hand this to a jaded third or fourth-grader and watch their eyes get big.”

ALA Booklist

“This is a picture book for the twenty-first century child: visually and emotionally sophisticated, accessible, and inspired.”

School Library Journal

“Children will delight in the “scary, creepy” tone and in the brave behavior displayed by the intrepid young heroine.”

The Guardian (UK)

“Madly inventive, madly funny. Some will find it creepy; for the rest it will offer the sustaining jam of life.”

Sunday Times (London)

“Spectacular…atmospheric, sinister, scary, and funny…This is a book for cool kids who will grow up to be fearless.”

Family Fun Magazine

“Gaiman, with regular collaborator Dave McKean, suffuses this sumptuous story with a night-light-worthy creepiness.”


IRA/CBC Children's Choice

New York Times Best Illustrated Book

Product Details

ISBN: 9780380978274

ISBN10: 038097827X

Imprint: HarperCollins

On Sale: 05/08/2003

10.000 in (w) x 10.000 in (h) x 0.250 in (d)

Pages: 56

List Price 21.99 CAD

BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General