Okay, let’s say that you have children on your holiday shopping list, and maybe you sorta want to…I don’t know…cause their parents to freak out a little bit? Lucky for you, the iconic Lovecraft story, The Call of Cthulhu, is now a children’s book!
The late Professor Angell’s research has been discovered by his grand-nephew, Francis Wayland Thurston. Francis delves into the papers and discovers a bas-relief depicting an odd creature with an octopoid head, spurring him to read on. He learns of the raid led by Inspector Legrasse and the voyage of the Vigilant, captained by Gustaf Johansen.
This fantastic 102-page adaptation was written and illustrated by R.J. Ivankovic. It depicts Lovecraft’s epic story in the style of a Dr. Seuss Beginning Readers book.
Now, maybe you don’t really want to give this to a kid (although, to be perfectly honest, it would be really, really hilarious if you did), but you could make this a gift to the Lovecraft admirer on your shopping list. It’s unlikely that they already have it.
You can order HPL’s Call of Cthulhu for Beginning Readers directly from the publisher.