Everything you need to understand or teach Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman.
Fragile Things is a collection of short stories and poems by Neil Gaiman, most of which deal with supernatural or strange events. Many of the stories carry an element or undercurrent of horror.
"A Study in Emerald" is a murder mystery set in Victorian London in an alternate past, in which the Old Ones, terrible monsters from beyond the Earth, have taken over the world. The narrator helps a detective, who is implied to be Sherlock Holmes, to solve the murder of one of these Old Ones. They track the crime to an actor and a doctor, who turn out to be the real Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. They are outwitted by these 'criminals' who get away to fight the Old Ones another day.
"The Fairy Reel and Instructions" are poems that deal with the sinister and confusing nature of fairyland. Going Wodwo is a poem in...
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders Lesson Plans contain 210 pages of teaching material, including: