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Fortunately, the milk

by Gaiman, Neil.

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Summary
While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A little boy and his little sister awake one morning, milkless. Their mother is away on business, their father is buried in the paper, and their Toastios are dry. What are young siblings to do? They impress upon their father that his tea is also without milk and sit back to watch their plan take effect. But something goes amiss, and their father doesn't return and doesn't return some more. When he does, finally, he has a story to tell, a story involving aliens; pirates; ponies; wumpires (not the handsome, brooding kind); and a stegosaurus professor who pilots a Floaty-Ball-Person-Carrier (which looks suspiciously like a hot-air balloon). There is time travel, treachery, and ample adventure, and, fortunately, the milk he has procured is rescued at every turn. Gaiman's oversize, tongue-in-cheek narrative twists about like the impromptu nonsense it is, with quick turns, speed bumps, and one go-for-broke dairy deus ex machina. Young fills the pages with sketchy, highly stylized images, stretched and pointy, bringing the crazed imaginations to life with irrepressible energy. Children will devour this one, with or without milk. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A national media campaign and select author appearances are on the docket to celebrate the release of Newbery Award-winning Gaiman's latest.--Barthelmess, Thom Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a letter to readers, Gaiman explains that his rationale for writing this story, about a father who has taken an excessively long time to return from the corner store with milk for his children's breakfast, stems from his reconsideration of the father in The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish. That dad, he realized, is "not really a positive portrayal of fatherhood"-he is a lump. To compensate, "I would write a book in which a father did all of the sorts of exciting things that fathers actually do." He may have to try again: the father in this story is abducted by aliens, made to walk the plank by pirates, and rescued by a stegosaurus in a balloon, among other outrageous escapades. It reads like an extemporaneous riff by a clever father asked a question he doesn't want to answer, and it makes an excellent gift for those heroic fathers who consider reading aloud to their children one of parenthood's greatest joys. Young's wiry, exuberant b&w caricatures (not all seen by PW) are incorporated throughout. Ages 8-12. Author's agent: Merrilee Heifetz, Writers House. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Adventure stories
Space and time Juvenile fiction
Fathers Juvenile fiction
Humorous stories
Adventure and adventurers Fiction
Space and time Fiction
Fathers Fiction
Juvenile Fiction
Humor (Fiction)
Electronic books.
Adventure stories.
Humorous stories.
Science fiction.
Publisher New York :HarperCollins2013
2013
Edition First edition.
Contributors Young, Skottie, illustrator.
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Language English
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ISBN 9780062224095
9780062224095
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