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Fortunately, the Milk

Gaiman, Neil (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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 pages :,illustrations ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Neil Gaiman ; illustrated by Skottie Young
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.
Additional Contributors: Young, Skottie
ISBN: 9780062224071
0062224077
9780062295156
Branch Call Number: j GAIMAN 2013
Subject Headings: Space and time Juvenile fiction Fathers Juvenile fiction Humorous stories
Genre/Form: Adventure stories
Humorous stories
Science fiction
Topical Term: Space and time
Fathers
Humorous stories
LCCN: 2012050670
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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.

This hilarious and exciting book features a brilliant, time-traveling scientist who is also a stegosaurus, pirates, vampires, a volcano, snot-like green aliens with a penchant for redecorating new planets, and two innocent children who are in desperate need of something to pour over their cereal ... Read More »

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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Jul 24, 2014
  • MissAnnie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you were wondering how to make up stories to tell your family and friends, this little book provides all the lessons you will need.

Jun 24, 2014
  • alicat42 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book really made me smile.

NYPL Staff Pick
Returning from the store in time for breakfast can be tricky when facing vengeful aliens, volcanic sacrifices, and a time-traveling stegosaurus . . . Hang on to that milk!

NYPL Staff Pick
Returning from the store in time for breakfast can be tricky when facing vengeful aliens, volcanic sacrifices, and a time-traveling stegosaurus . . . Hang on to that milk!

May 22, 2014
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A funny quirky adventure through time. Would love to read this aloud with a class.

Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

How far would you go to make sure you had milk in your refrigerator? Might you outsmart a spaceship full of aliens looking to remodel your planet? Would you dare face off against bloodthirsty pirates? How about climbing into a time-traveling hot air balloon invented by a genius stegosaurus? Fortunately, the Milk, by Neil Gaiman has these things and so much more.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/fortunately_the_milk_gaiman

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Jun 24, 2014
  • alicat42 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

alicat42 thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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Jun 24, 2014
  • alicat42 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A trip to get milk results in many adventures.

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

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