The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Blue Bear (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Walter Moers was born in 1957 and is a writer, cartoonist, painter, and sculptor. The world of Zamonia that he created is currently being adapted for the screen. He lives in Hamburg, Germany.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781585678440
ISBN-10: 1585678449
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication Date: August 29th, 2006
Pages: 704
Language: English