The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear (Hardcover)

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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 not both!).

Go on an unforgettable adventure and laugh the entire time!

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— Casey


"A bluebear has twenty-seven lives. I shall recount thirteen and a half of them in this book but keep quiet about the rest," says the narrator of Walter Moers's epic adventure. "What about the Minipirates? What about the Hobgoblins, the Spiderwitch, the Babbling Billows, the Troglotroll, the Mountain Maggot...Mine is a tale of mortal danger and eternal love, of hair's breadth, last-minute escapes." Welcome to the fantastic world of Zamonia, populated by all manner of extraordinary characters. It's a land of imaginative lunacy and supreme adventure, wicked satire and epic fantasy, all mixed together, turned on its head, and lavishly illustrated by the author.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781585677245
ISBN-10: 1585677248
Publisher: Overlook Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2005
Pages: 704
Language: English