Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman by Neil Gaiman

By Neil Gaiman

Unnatural Creatures is a set of brief tales concerning the fantastical issues that exist basically in our minds—collected and brought by means of loved New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman.
 
The 16 tales accrued by means of Gaiman, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, variety from the whimsical to the terrifying. the paranormal creatures diversity from werewolves to sunbirds to beings by no means ahead of categorised. E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Gahan Wilson, and different literary luminaries give a contribution to the anthology.
 
Sales of Unnatural Creatures profit 826DC, a nonprofit association devoted to assisting scholars of their inventive and expository writing, and to assisting lecturers encourage their scholars to write.

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