Junior Book of the Month: Fortunately, The Milk

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young

The MilkIt is an age old truth that cereal, is simply not cereal without the milk. So on one milkless morning, the father of a little boy and his sister ventures out to purchase some. And he doesn’t come back, and he doesn’t come back, and FINALLY when he returns, he has a story to tell. “I bought the milk,” he says, “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.” From here the story gets stranger and stranger, evolving to incorporate pirates, ponies, vampires, and a stegosaurus professor, who pilots a Floaty-Ball-Person-Carrier. With time travel, treachery, adventure and more, Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman is a twisty tongue-in-cheek story to be enjoyed by both children and adults.

* Originally published as a portion of “Reads of the Month” in The Haliburton Echo and The Minden Times

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