I truely love this book, but get the hardcover. The trade paperback falls apart, (really bad binding.) Everyone I know who has this, the pages are falling out, and it really is a treasure you will want to keep together.
One of my favorite books! The paintings are beautiful, and Clive Barkers words make Abarat come alive. A must read for anyone who is a fan of Alice in Wonderland, Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Peter Pan.