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Fortunately, the Milk

Gaiman, Neil (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Fortunately, the Milk

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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.
Authors: Gaiman, Neil
Title: Fortunately, the milk
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 101 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
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.
Audience: 8-12
Additional Contributors: Young, Skottie
ISBN: 0062224077
Branch Call Number: FICTION Gai
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Report This Apr 07, 2014
  • LibrLdyMapleValley rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors so I came to this with a "ready to love it" attitude but found it wasn't his most engaging book. But my standards for Mr. Gaiman are pretty high so I give this one a 4 star rating. It was silly,frenetic, twisty and light. All of which makes it a fun summer read.

Report This Mar 25, 2014
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Listened to the audio book version from the NBPLS Electronic Library and it was just fantastic. Love hearing authors read their own books. Laugh out loud funny all the way through.

Report This Mar 19, 2014
  • gvlee rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I'm a Neil Gaiman fan, but I was disappointed in this one. The story is manic and chaotic. It feels like something Gaiman made up after a few drinks to entertain a 5 year old with ADD. The illustrations are frenetic and annoying. Unless you really are 5 years old and have ADHD, skip this one and go straight to The Graveyard Book or, if you're an adult, The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Report This Mar 06, 2014
  • LT rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Fanciful, affectionate, beautifully illustrated. Storyline is not as engaging as in some of his other books: it's all at a remove because it is being narrated in the past tense rather than being experienced in the here and now.

Report This Feb 28, 2014
  • sammier rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A fun read that had my five-year-old captivated. A perfect read-aloud book for bedtime.

Fortunately the milk by Niel Gaiman Fortunately the milk is a great book! It is the funny story of a dad trying to get milk for his kid’s breakfast, but obviously something weird happens. In this case something has to do with talking volcanoes, vampires, ponies and pirates, floaty-ball-person-carriers and of course, milk. One thing I liked about this book was the creativity and funniness of the story. I also liked how Niel Gaiman wrote this book. After a while you forget that there is a narrator and you feel like you are one of the dad’s children and he is telling you the story. Another reason I liked this book was because of the drawings. The drawings are sketchy but with a cartoonist’s touch. What I like about Gaiman is that he writes in so much detail. If there were no pictures in the book I would be able to visualize the scenes in my mind. I also like how he repeats “fortunately the milk” so much. It is like a catchphrase. I think this book is for both kids and adults. I think that because it is funny and both adults and kids like funny stories.

Report This Jan 12, 2014
  • JCLChristiH rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very funny tale told by a dad to his kids to explain what took soooooo loooong getting a single pint of milk from the store for their cereal. Would make a great read aloud bedtime story.

Report This Dec 15, 2013
  • andreareads rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If Doctor Who were a dinosaur and the tardis a hot air balloon . . .

Report This Dec 02, 2013
  • KateHillier rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was cute. Weird and cute and awesome.

Report This Oct 23, 2013
  • JCLHopeH rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

No need for chapters, this story sweeps you from one adventure to the next so effortlessly that, before you know it, you've finished the book. Scottie Young's illustrations are the perfect pairing for Neil Gaiman's tale. I'm also a sucker for anything with time travel. I agree, this is fun for readers of all ages.

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Report This Jan 12, 2014
  • JCLChristiH rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I said good-bye to all the dinosaurs. I thanked Professor Steg for saving my life. "Not at all," she said. "We were both fortunate that you had the milk with you. It is not every container of milk that saves the world, after all." "That was me that saved the world, " I said, "Not the milk." The space dinosaurs all had their picture taken holding the milk and smiling at the camera. "What are you going to do with the milk?" they asked me, "Are you going to put it in a museum?" "No, I am not," I told them. "I am going to give it to my children for their breakfast cereal. and possibly I will pour some in my tea." - See more at: http://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1267245036_fortunately,_the_milk#sthash.C5hLd5oV.dpuf


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Report This Sep 19, 2013
  • AlanaS rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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