The Neil Gaiman + LitJoy Book Collection will include several illustrated special edition books by this imaginative and brilliant author. Each book will have a new cover, custom page edges, and illustrations throughout! There will also be a limited supply Collector’s option that includes the author's signature and a custom slipcase. These illustrated special edition books will begin with the magical Stardust.
The wall in Ashridge Park may look ordinary, but follow Tristran through and you’ll find yourself in the land of Faerie! Discover the magic of Stormhold on your journey to find the star who fell from the sky. Stardustis an enchanting tale and timeless classic that has captured the hearts and imaginations of readers for generations. The stellar new cover art and interior illustrations transport you to a mystical land where you experience the wonder and beauty of Stardustlike never before. Whether you're a seasoned adventurer or a curious newcomer, join us and discover the charm that lies within the pages of this Neil Gaiman book!
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The Stardust Illustrated Edition will feature:
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The Stardust Illustrated Edition will sell for $39.99 and the Stardust Collector's Illustrated Edition will sell for $49.99.
The Stardust Collector's Illustrated Edition will include:
*Extremely Limited Quantities
Prepare to be transported to the enchanting world of Stardust with our stunning endpapers. The front endpaper features the quaint city of Wall and the wall that separates it from Fairie.
The back endpaper takes you on a journey through the wall to the Fairie market, where magical creatures and characters come to sell their wares and entertain.
We are so excited about how Montse Rubio (@montserubioart) captured our favorite characters in this book. In this in-text illustration, Tristran and Yvaine are climbing up the ladder to the ship in the sky. The details in this illustration, from the clothing to the wrap on Yvaine's ankle, make this such a magical piece of this new edition.
This scene is one that makes us laugh! We can't give away all the cleverness of this scene and how it's used in the book, but we can say that you are going to love it! Each brother looks a little ghostly, but also very unique. Can you pick out Primus or Tertius? What about Septimus? You are going to "die" of delight when you see these on the page of the book.
In the book, Tristran is given the Babylon candle by a "small hairy person" and he first uses it to transport to where the star fell. This tip-in shows him as he's wading through the clouds, the candle in hand, the glass snowdrop in his pocket, and determination in his gaze.
Montse has a way with capturing people and this tip-in shows that! We love how she's given us a closeup of the main characters looking towards the night sky. And, of course, we had to include the majestic Stormhold Castle in the distance, a captivating element that adds a touch of wonder to this already magical scene.
About the Author
Neil Gaiman was born in Hampshire, UK, and now lives in the United States near Minneapolis. As a child he discovered his love of books, reading, and stories, devouring the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, James Branch Cabell, Edgar Allan Poe, Michael Moorcock, Ursula K. LeGuin, Gene Wolfe, and G.K. Chesterton. A self-described "feral child who was raised in libraries," Gaiman credits librarians with fostering a life-long love of reading.
Neil Gaiman is credited with being one of the creators of modern comics, as well as an author whose work crosses genres and reaches audiences of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama.
Gaiman has achieved cult status and attracted increased media attention, with recent profiles in The New Yorker magazine and by CBS News Sunday Morning.