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Fortunately, The Milk

byNeil Gaiman

Paperback | September 30, 2014

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An absolute delight of a madcap story for the young (and young-at-heart) by New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, with equal parts pirates and piranhas, adventure and aliens, oddity and love.

"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.

Heather's Review

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 vo...

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Neil Gaiman is the #1New York Timesbestselling author of more than twenty books, and is the recipient of numerous literary honors. Originally from England, he now lives in America.
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Title:Fortunately, The MilkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.36 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062224085

ISBN - 13:9780062224088

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laughs and Heart I got a good many laughs out of this book. I had never read Neil Gaiman before. Can't wait to share this book as a family.
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! Almost 6 yr old loves this book, its a great longer read for young kids .
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very cute book! I love Neil Gaiman and Skottie Young and got excited when i found out they worked together to create this book. It's an adorable story about a father taking too long to get milk and making up a fantastic story as an excuse so his children wouldn't be upset. Probably something I would do if i ever have children one day. Loved it.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Book I read this book to my students and they really enjoyed it! Definitely a little hard to follow at times but a fun loving book.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED It is such a fun and creative book! The illustrations add so much and make it even better
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait to read this again I loved this book. It is wonderfully creative. It's the story of a seemingly absent minded father who steps out of the house for a few minutes to buy milk for his children's breakfast. His is gone a very long time. When he returns home with the milk, the children ask what took so long. This launches dad into a fantastic tale. With time travel, dinosaurs and aliens, what child wouldn't be entrance to listen to their father read them such a tale. Did I mention pirates? This is a wonderfully told tale that had me hanging on every word. Oh, please Mr. Gaiman, write more for children. You definitely have a gift of knowing what they love to hear. If you are looking for a book for a new or expectant dad, or heck, any dad, Fortunately, the Milk, would be the perfect choice. I listened to the unabridged audio book as read by Mr. Gaiman. 1 hour. Suitable for young readers.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! I really liked this book. It's funny and full of imagination and the cover is really nice too.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a Funny Read! I read this book to my students and they loved every second of it! They didn't want me to put it down and would try to sneak a peak at what would happen next.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious and imaginative Very funny book with nice illustrations. My niece couldn't stop laughing reading it. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from #plumreview A perfect Father's Day gift!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quirky and fun Neil Gaiman is really one of a kind. A quirky, funny tale (this one isn't spooky like some of his others) but so inventive with illustrations reminiscent of Where the sidewalk ends by Shel Silverstein.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gaiman Does Kid Stories SO WELL! The whimsy that Neil Gaiman brings to adult writing is ever present in this beautifully illustrated story about a dad's (mis)adventures will fast become a family favourite.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book to read together! This is a favourite book to read at bedtime together. We enjoy the father's adventures as well as the illustrations throughout this book.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful The illustrations are stunning. Definitely recommend this to young readers.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable story for 8-10 year olds The adventure that the father goes on are very entertaining for the kids. Lots of giggling is always a good thing to hear.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quite enjoyable read. This book is a great one for kids and teens. It is a nice simple, quick read that despite being short, takes you on a very wild and fascinating journey. Definitely Recommended.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story to read out loud! My kids were engrossed and made to laugh throughout!
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fortunately the Milk is the tallest of tall tales! This book has a little bit of everything, from aliens and pirates to dinosaurs and time travel. Just when you think it cannot possibly get any crazier, it manages to blow your mind with another plot twist! Will the milk survive this hilarious adventure? I think this book is perfect for anyone!
Date published: 2016-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and Imaginative This is a fun book for kids with fantastic illustrations with an interesting story full of imagination. I read this one to my daughter and she loved it. She liked how the father had all sorts of crazy adventures on his way to get milk for his children. There are pirates and dinosaurs and hot air balloons, among other things, all tied together with the phrase, "fortunately, the milk." This would also be a good book for early or reluctant readers because it moves along quickly and has so many wonderful illustrations. It is almost a cross between a novel and a graphic novel.
Date published: 2016-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A story about a trip to the store for milk This book is hilarious and quite the adventure. A book about a dad who goes to the store for some milk. Proof that you can write an amazing story about absolutely anything. Love it.
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fortunately the Milk I Loved the book !it was one of the best books I ever read! there were funny bits and very good drawings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2014-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny! Gaiman's sense of humour shines through in this novel where a dad gets waylaid buying milk for his children's breakfast and imagines fantastic stories for why he's late. I can just imagine Gaiman getting all his best dad jokes out for this book. Highly enjoyable.
Date published: 2014-11-09
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 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious Time machines, dinosaurs, pirates, aliens -- all in one book!
Date published: 2014-02-09
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fortunately, the Book Sometimes books don't have to make any sense. Sometimes they just need to be fanciful. This was a fun read.
Date published: 2013-11-12

Editorial Reviews

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