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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.
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?
|Publication date:||4th October 2004|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing Plc|
|Format:||Audiobook On Cd|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
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 ...More About Neil Gaiman