Through the Woods

Through the Woods


Book - 2014
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Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation "His Face All Red," in print for the first time.

Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to "Our Neighbor's House"--though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in "A Lady's Hands Are Cold." You might try to figure out what is haunting "My Friend Janna," or discover that your brother's fiancée may not be what she seems in "The Nesting Place." And of course you must revisit the horror of "His Face All Red," the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page.

Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll's stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut.
Publisher: New York, New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781442465961
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm


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Dec 18, 2017

A beautiful story with breathtaking art that weaves seamlessly into the stories. I devoured each story with gusto. My only complaint would be that many of the stories end on the same note of "and all was well.... OR WAS IT?!?!?!" which, when you're ripping through the book, can make the endings seem a little tired. Which is a shame, since endings are so important. But don't let that scare you away! This book is a must read for anyone who enjoys horror, fairy tales or beautiful art. 10/10 would read again and again.

AL_ANDREW Dec 11, 2017

"My Friend Janna" and "The Nesting Place" are especially unsettling.

OatmealThunder Oct 30, 2017

The stories are lackluster, but the art is fantastic. Quick and spooky tales to read on an October night.

Sep 06, 2017

A wonderful collection of stories with a beautiful art style. The stories are written almost poetically but all have at least one creepy one liner that will make your spine tingle. The neutral colored pictures are greeted with vibrant reds when particularly spooky things occur. Truly a brilliant series of short stories! (I'll definitely be adding this one to my own collection at home.) side note: my favorite story was "His Face All Red."

AL_JENNY Jun 04, 2017

These are the kind of gruesome stories you tell around a campfire. The illustrations are both delicate and unnerving. Keep the lights on!

Dec 15, 2016

A perfect example of subtle horror.

Nov 26, 2016

Deliciously terrifying thru and thru. Especially the final complete story and the very end of the overall book; this is a must-read for anyone who loves horrific takes on folklore, classic and new.

AL_LESLEY Nov 17, 2016

Awesome and surprisingly chilling!

VaughanPLKasey Nov 09, 2016

I love everything about this book! It’s a collection of short horror stories, based - with varying degrees of fidelity – on classic folklore. Carroll’s illustrations are striking, with strong black-and-white foundations given depth through the judicious use of bold primary colours.

And the stories! The stories are fabulously creepy in the particular way that folkloric themes often encourage, drawing as they do on strangely primordial, instinctive human fears. I honestly can’t recommend this book enough.

Nov 03, 2016

Fun collection of short stories reminiscent of the old Creepshow movies.
Artwork adds to the storytelling. Many of the panels emphasize things that create some unease adding to the mood.
After some discussion in book club, the first story was looked at carefully for symbolism and, without giving it away, the first story may be heavier than on first pass.
Fun read.

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Apr 08, 2017

sunsirens thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Oct 16, 2016

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Apr 08, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Not suitable for children under 14. Gore and disturbing plot.


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JCLChrisK Nov 14, 2014

"Oh, but you must travel through those woods again and again," said a shadow at the window, "and you must be lucky to avoid the wolf every time. But the wolf . . . the wolf only needs enough luck to find you once."


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