FormatAudiobook On Cd
Contains Paperback and CD-Audio (Audiobook)
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PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date4th October 2004
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The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish Paperback and CD Audio
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A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011
Visually dramatic, this is a hugely entertaining adventure perfectly tinged with an alarming subtext. Desperate to have his friend’s two goldfish, a boy swaps his father for them – despite the warning from his sister. Predictably, Mum is not pleased and demands he gets his dad back. But getting Dad back proves to be harder than you’d think as he has now been swapped for several other things since… Neil Gaiman and David McKean have created a story which is perfectly told in both words and pictures. To view other graphic novels click here.
SynopsisThe Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish Paperback and CD Audio by Neil Gaiman
When a boy swaps his dad for two goldfish he does not really think through the consequences! After all, he is not the only person who can swap stuff. When the boy is told by his mother that he has to get his father back it is not so easily done. Where will it all end?
Reviews'One of the most stylish picture books for 5+ ... a strange, cathartic, visually original book about a scary prediction that comes true, and is also classy and cool'
Sunday Times Books of the Year
'A truly imaginative tale matched by a visual treat of painting, collage and drawing'
Independent on Sunday
About The Author
Bestselling author Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, as well as writing books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama.
Gaiman was the creator/writer of monthly cult DC Comics horror-weird series, Sandman, which won nine Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Norman Mailer said of Sandman: "Along with all else, Sandman is a comic strip for intellectuals, and I say it's about time."
A self-confessed “feral kid who was raised in libraries”, Author of the Month Neil Gaiman, spent much of his childhood devouring the books of J.R.R. Tolkein, Edgar Allan Poe, C.S. Lewis, Michael Morcock and a host of others. Once the biographer of Douglas Adams and Duran Duran, he has achieved cult status in the world of Science Fiction with his award winning, unpatronising writing for young people.
Born and raised in England, Neil Gaiman now lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has somehow reached his forties and still tends to need a haircut.
See Neil speaking about his new novel, Fortunately, the Milk, a time-travelling adventure for young readers featuring aliens, dinosaurs, volcano gods and a pint of milk that saves the universe! To be released in September 2013.
Author photo © Kimberley Butler
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