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Fortunately, The Milk

by Neil Gaiman

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | September 9, 2013 | Hardcover

Fortunately, The Milk is rated 4 out of 5 by 4.

A Globe & Mail 100 Selection

"I bought the milk," said my father. "I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: T h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road."

"Hullo," I said to myself. "That''s not something you see every day. And then something odd happened."

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 128 pages, 8 × 5.38 × 0.61 in

Published: September 9, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062224077

ISBN - 13: 9780062224071

The name of the book is Fortunately the Milk, and if you know any eight or nine year olds, this book is absolutely perfect. Filled with adventure, aliens, time travel and more, Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately the Milk is a modern day Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, hilarious, wonderfully weird, and guaranteed to turn any child into a voracious reader.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A funny, creative read! We read this on our summer vacation over breakfast. The kids loved the drawings and all the strange characters in the book - their favourites being the 'wumpires'. I had listened to the Audiobook before buying the book to read to the kids. The audiobook is well narrated by Neil Gaiman.
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I really did not like this book. It seems just thrown together and rambling. I was disappointed because I think this author is better than this particular work.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fortunately, The Milk Fanatastic little book. Started reading it to my 7 year old over Christmas vacation one night before bed and almost made it all the way through in one sitting. Fast paced, excellent imagery and great illustrations. Hard to take a breath and always peaking around the next corner to see where you will be taken next.
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious and wonderfully weird! The name of the book is Fortunately the Milk, and if you know any eight or nine year olds, this book is absolutely perfect. Filled with adventure, aliens, time travel and more, Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately the Milk is a modern day Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, hilarious, wonderfully weird, and guaranteed to turn any child into a voracious reader.
Date published: 2013-12-02

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Fortunately, The Milk

by Neil Gaiman

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 128 pages, 8 × 5.38 × 0.61 in

Published: September 9, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062224077

ISBN - 13: 9780062224071

About the Book

Newbery Medalist Gaiman teams with artist Young for a hilarious story of time travel. 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. Illustrations.

From the Publisher

A Globe & Mail 100 Selection

"I bought the milk," said my father. "I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: T h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road."

"Hullo," I said to myself. "That''s not something you see every day. And then something odd happened."

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young.

About the Author

Neil Gaiman was born in Portchester, England on November 10, 1960. He worked as a journalist and freelance writer for a time, before deciding to try his hand at comic books. Some of his work has appeared in publications such as Time Out, The Sunday Times, Punch and The Observer. His first comic endeavor was the graphic novel series The Sandman. It is the comic book he is most famous for and the series has won every major industry award, including 9 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, 3 Harvey Awards, and the 1991 World Fantasy Award for best short story, making it the first comic ever to win a literary award. He writes both children and adult books. His adult books include Stardust, which won the Mythopoeic Award as best novel for adults in 1999; American Gods, which won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus awards; and Anansi Boys. His children's books include The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish; Coraline, which won the Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla, the BSFA, the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Bram Stoker awards; The Wolves in the Walls; and The Graveyard Book, which won the Newbery Award in 2009. He also co-wrote Good Omens with Terry Pratchett. He is currently working on making a film of one of his early books, Neverwhere.

Editorial Reviews

"[A] delightful tale." (Wall Street Journal)
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