Slog's Dad

Written by David Almond

Illustrated by Dave McKean

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Shortlisted for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal. 

The Judges said: The different illustrative styles expand the text and the book's message; they amplify the emotions, producing a powerful impact on the reader. McKean uses different media so skilfully, and in such an effective and fluid way. The images illuminate and leave the reader full of hope.

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Award-winning author/ illustrator team David Almond and Dave McKean have followed up The Savage with an equally stunning new book told partly as a graphic novel and partly as a story. Full of the kind of mystery David Almond created in his best-selling Skellig, Slog’s Dad tells how, after his father’s death, Slog copes with his acute feelings of loss and how he finds an embodiment of his father in whom he can believe. Whether the scruffy figure outside the butcher is really his father or not, Slog believes in him. As ever, David Almond’s writing is vivid and Dave McKean’s illustrations bring the story powerfully to life.

Slog's Dad Synopsis

Part story, part graphic novel - a tender slice of life and death from the creators of The Savage . Do you believe there's life after death? Slog does. He reckons that the scruffy bloke sitting outside the pork shop is his dad come back to visit him for one last time - just like he'd said he would, just before he died. Slog's mate Davie isn't convinced. But how does this man know everything Slog's dad would know? Because Slog says it really is his dad, that's how.

Slog's Dad Press Reviews

'A very touching graphic novel.' The Bookseller

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ISBN: 9781406331394
Publication date: 02/02/2012
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406322903
Publication date: 06/09/2010
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406331394
Publication date: 2nd February 2012
Author: David Almond
Illustrator: Dave McKean
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About David Almond

David Almond was our Guest Editor in September 2011 CLICK HERE to see his choices. David Almond is the acclaimed author of many award-winning novels for children such as Skellig, Kit's Wilderness and My Name Is Mina, and has collaborated with artists Polly Dunbar, Dave McKean and Oliver Jeffers on fiction for younger readers. David's books sell all over the world, and in 2011 he was the recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in Hexham, Northumberland. Click here to read more information about the author. Julia Eccleshare on David Almond: One of the best-loved and finest writers of ...

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