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Blueberry Girl (original 2009; edition 2011)

by Neil Gaiman, Charles Vess (Illustrator)

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Title:Blueberry Girl
Authors:Neil Gaiman
Other authors:Charles Vess (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:womanhood

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Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman (2009)

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Liam's review, "Dad, it's not about anything!" ( )
  kristi_test_05 | Jun 20, 2016 |
Liam's review, "Dad, it's not about anything!" ( )
  kristi_test_05 | Jun 20, 2016 |
Liam's review, "Dad, it's not about anything!" ( )
  kristi_test_05 | Jun 20, 2016 |
Liam's review, "Dad, it's not about anything!" ( )
  kristi_test_04 | Jun 17, 2016 |
I like this in principle--he wants the girl to be a blazing heart and strong, live live live and be unburdened by losers, etc.--and the art is full of animals and luminous beings, yes, a bit like a kid's Sandman--but I felt it was a bit disjointed for me, and I think Emmett agreed somewhat: there's the girl, whoa, who are those three norns or erinyes, oh phew they're gone, now some animals, the owl is still with her but the others are just hanging, but these whales are awesome I want some more whales, where are the whales, oh her mum looks nice, but where are the whales, hmmm here is a highly abstract representation of the circle of life and a wall that may have powerful symbolism or may be just a wall, I'm not sure I am keeping up completely with this astral journey, oh well, at least there were some more whales before the end, I think was kind of his process. But it's pretty and has a good message. ( )
1 vote MeditationesMartini | May 19, 2016 |
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If you can read this without smiling or tearing up, you're made of sterner stuff than me.
added by lampbane | editBoing Boing, Cory Doctorow (Apr 20, 2009)
 

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I wrote this for Tori, and for Tash, when she was only a bump and a due date. With love, Neil.

This one is for my mom, who was always there for me, my first admirer and critic. All my love from your son, Charles.
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Ladies of light and ladies of darkness and ladies of never-you-mind, this is a prayer for a blueberry girl.
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My son, Liam, said
"It's not about anything!"
And, boy, was he right.
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Rhyming text expresses a prayer for a girl to be protected from such dangers as nightmares at age three or false friends at fifteen, and to be granted clearness of sight and other favors.

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