ISBN 9781408841761,Fortunately, The Milk ...

Fortunately, The Milk ...


Neil Gaiman



Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781408841761

ISBN-10 1408841762


Number of Pages 160 Pages
Language (English)


Mother is away. There is no milk in the refrigerator. Father is out to get some milk and then begins an adventure of his lifetime! From dinosaurs to pirates to wumpires and a time machine and aliens trying to rule Earth, everything imaginable and not so imaginable happens in this book. Fortunately, the Milk... is perhaps the best book Gaiman has written for children. The book will appeal to children of every age group. The illustrations by Chris Ridley are funny and well done, and at the same time leaving room for the childs imagination to take flight. You know what its like when your mum goes away on a business trip and Dads incharge. She leaves a really, really long list of what hes got to do. And the most important thing is DONT FORGET TO GET THE MILK. Unfortunately, Dad forgets. So the next morning, before breakfast, he has to go to the corner shop, and this is the story of why it takes him a very, very long time to get back.Featuring: Professor Steg (a time-travelling dinosaur), some green globby things, the Queen of the Pirates, the famed jewel that is the Eye of Splod, some wumpires, and a perfectly normal but very important carton of milk.The award-laden, bestselling Neil Gaiman, author of The Ocean at the End of the Lane,Stardust, Neverwhere, The Graveyard Book and Coraline, brings his biggest ever publishing year to a spectacular conclusion with this gloriously entertaining novel about time-travel, dinosaurs, milk and dads. Author the AuthorNeil Gaiman has written highly acclaimed books for both children and adults and is the first author to have won both the Carnegie and Newbery Medals for the same work The Graveyard Book. The L.A. Times has described his multi-million-selling graphic novel series Sandman as the greatest epic in the history of comic books. Many of his books, including Coraline and Stardust, have been made into films, Neverwhere has been adapted for tv and radio and American Gods is in development as a major HBO series. He has also written two amazing episodes of Doctor Who and appeared in The Simpsons as himself. In 2013 he published his first adult novel for seven years, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which received stellar reviews and was a bestseller around the world.