- Grade Level: Preschool and up
- Series: Mini Mythos
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Atlas Games; Second Printing edition (September 2, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1589781031
- ISBN-13: 978-1589781030
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #292,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Where The Deep Ones Are (Mini Mythos) Hardcover – September 2, 2009
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Where the Deep Ones Are must, of course, be considered in context. It is a parody or send up of Maurice Sendak's revered classic, Where the Wild Things Are. The book's size, page count and artistic style are deliberately similar to Sendak's work. The difference is the little boy, Bobby (not Max), in this book is related to the Marsh family and his journey takes him to Innsmouth. Boy, do I have comments!
First of all, the art by Andy Hopp is beautiful. [...] takes you to his website where you can look at his galleries. I am not clever enough to tell what his medium was for this, inks vs painting, but he manages to give due homage to Sendak and create delightful monsters of his own.
This will be a confusing read for anyone not familiar with the story by HPL, The Shadow Over Innsmouth. To those in the know, the oblique (or not so oblique) references to the Esoteric Order of Dagon and interbreeding of humans and Deep Ones will be obvious. These readers will probably be amused by the story.
As far as I can tell, Atlas Games does not intend this as a children's book, but Amazon has (in my opinion, ill advisedly) created a link so you can buy Where the Wild Things Are and Where the Deep Ones Are as a package deal. Where the Deep Ones Are notes the church has a fish on it. It also refers to the Deep Ones taking away the pretty girls from Innsmouth under the sea for a rumpus.Read more ›
Unfortunately, Bobby's encounter with the Deep Ones will be like a pretty weird acid trip unless you are aware of Cthulhu. So if you can't even pronounce what I just typed, this book is not for you.
But if you can, happy bath time reading :)
The love and respect of the source material is very evident as well. Great artwork, and a ton of a demented fun for kids and adults alike! Highly recommended!
Ps this might be a good segue into lovecraft for a curious not yet familiar fan.
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An excellent take on a beloved children's classic. Fans of H.P. Lovecraft and Maurice Sendak can both appreciate this book. The illustrations complement the story well.Published 28 days ago by Laura The Beautiful
Bought this as a half joke for my boyfriend. Pretty sure he'll use this to read to our future children. The illustrations were amazing. We have the book on display.Published 8 months ago by Kathleen
This is a cross between Lovecraft and Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
It misses both marks. Read more
BRILLIANT!!! as a child and fan of "Where the Wild Things Are"--this is the perfect silly and creative narrative story to entertain me and my brood! LOVE IT!!!Published 16 months ago by Kkelsie Smith
Hubby is a huge Lovecraft fan and "Where the wild things are" was one of his favorite books growing up, so this is a perfect book for him to share with our 8 year old... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Holly Myers
Liked the book this is derived from and the take off was also great. Nice gift for some appropriately warped people.Published on April 17, 2014 by David Stoy