The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear (MP3 CD)
The 13 ½ Lives of
Captain Bluebear is one of the craziest, silliest, and funniest books I
have ever read. In this zany tale, Captain Bluebear chronicles half of his life
story (Bluebears have twenty-seven lives, of course!) and all the wild
adventures he’s experienced in the lands of Zamonia. He's spent time with Mini-pirates
on their boat, talked with waves, lived in the Tornado City, wandered the vast
desert, and was even a navigator for a large, near-sighted bird!
Like all of Moers' Zamonia books, Bluebear
is accompanied by Moers’ own artwork that sparks either wonder or laughter (if
Go on an unforgettable adventure and
laugh the entire time!
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Captain Bluebear is a bear with blue fur, a creature as unique as the fantastic adventures he undergoes. Unlike cats, which have only nine lives, bluebears have twenty-seven. This is fortunate, because our hero is forever avoiding disaster by a paw's breadth. In this remarkable book, Captain Bluebear tells the story of his first thirteen-and-a-half lives spent on the mysterious continent of Zamonia, where intelligence is an infectious disease and water flows uphill, where headless giants roam deserts made of sugar, and where only Captain Bluebear's courage and ingenuity enable him to escape the dangers that lie in wait for him around every corner. In company with our indomitable hero, we enter a realm of the imagination that combines the fantasy of The Lord of the Rings and The Neverending Story with the humour of Baron Munchausen, and where anything can exist except boredom. It's a land of imaginative lunacy and supreme adventure, wicked satire and epic fantasy, all mixed together and turned on its head. Playful enough for young adult readers yet as intricate and engaging as any work of literary fiction, The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear has the plot of a novel and the spontaneity and humor of a vintage comic book, making it an instant international cult classic.