Everything you need to understand or teach The Sandman by Neil Gaiman.
The Sandman comic books follow the mythical figure the Sandman, the king of dreams. The graphic novel Dream Country includes four stories. In the story "Calliope," a muse is kidnapped by a writer and freed by the Sandman. "A Dream of a Thousand Cats" tells the story of a misused house cat and her mission to reclaim power for all cats. In "A Midsummer Night's Dream," the Sandman commissions Shakespeare's famous play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, for the fairy folk. Finally, "Façade" tells the story of a woman who gains superpowers but loses her beauty and longs for death.
"Calliope" tells the story of a writer named Richard Madoc who, after the publication of his first novel, has been suffering from writer's block for a year. Madoc trades a supposedly magical stone called a bezoar for one of the Greek Muses, Calliope. Madoc keeps Calliope imprisoned and...
The Sandman Lesson Plans contain 124 pages of teaching material, including: