M Is for Magic

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M Is for Magic
First edition
AuthorNeil Gaiman
CountryUnited States
Publication date
June 26, 2007
Media typePrint (hardback)

M Is for Magic is a collection of child-friendly short fiction by Neil Gaiman.

The stories and poems were selected from previously published works,[1] with the exception of "The Witch's Headstone", which is an excerpt from the later-published novel, The Graveyard Book. All the stories also appeared in Coraline and Other Stories (2007) published by Bloomsbury in the UK.


  • "The Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds" (first published in Knave, appears in Angels & Visitations)
  • "Troll Bridge" (first published in Snow White, Blood Red, appears in Angels & Visitations and Smoke and Mirrors)
  • "Don't Ask Jack" (first published in FAN, appears in Smoke and Mirrors)
  • "How to Sell the Ponti Bridge" (first published in Imagine #24)
  • "October in the Chair" (first published in Conjunctions, appears in Fragile Things)
  • "Chivalry" (first published in Grails, Quests, Visitations and other Occurrences, appears in Angels & Visitations and Smoke and Mirrors)
  • "The Price" (first published as a chapbook by Dreamhaven Press, appears in Smoke and Mirrors)
  • "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" (first published in Fragile Things)
  • "Sunbird" (first published in Noisy Outlaws, appears in Fragile Things)
  • "The Witch's Headstone" (first published in Dark Alchemy: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy)
  • "Instructions" (first published in Wolf at the Door, appears in Fragile Things)


  1. ^ "Book Review: M Is For Magic by Neil Gaiman". BC Books. Retrieved 2015-06-23.