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Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Fortunately, the Milk (original 2013; edition 2013)

by Neil Gaiman, Skottie Young (Illustrator)

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Title:Fortunately, the Milk
Authors:Neil Gaiman
Other authors:Skottie Young (Illustrator)
Info:New York: HarperCollins, 2013
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Tags:Children's literature, wl2014

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Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman (Author) (2013)



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Hilarious and zany. Neil Gaiman never disappoints.
  aratiel | Sep 5, 2018 |
Thoroughly delightful. A sort of Hitchhiker's Guide for children. Absurd and hilarious. ( )
  Zoes_Human | Sep 1, 2018 |
Fortunately, the Milk is an entirly charming children's book, and if my little siblings were still a bit smaller, I'd totally give it to them. I'd say it works for the ages three or four and upwards, pre-school ages mostly. ( )
  _rixx_ | Aug 30, 2018 |
I am eating dry cereal without the milk. ( )
  adaorhell | Aug 24, 2018 |
We listened to this with the kids on a road trip this weekend, once in each direction. The narrator is a boy whose Dad goes out to buy milk at the corner store and after a long absence returns with an outlandish tale of where he'd been. His adventures include encounters with aliens in flying saucers, pirates, vampires, colorful ponies, and traveling as a companion to Professor Steg, a very wise stegosaurus. They travel through time, escape an erupting volcano, and never fail to hold on to the milk, all while on board a Floaty-Ball-Person-Carrier (a.k.a. a hot air balloon). It's all delightfully silly and a good follow-up to our previous favorite audio book for road trips, Gaiman's The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, which very likely features the same family. ( )
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For my late father, David, who would have told the tale with delight, and for my son, Michael, who would never have believed a word of it.

With love.

For my dad, who was a teller of stories and a maker of laughs. I miss you like crazy.

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There was only orange juice in the fridge.
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"I bought the milk," said my father. "I walked out of the corner store, and heard a noise like this: thummthumm. 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 Medaliost and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young.

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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.

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