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Slog's Dad

Written by David Almond

Illustrated by Dave McKean

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

This extraordinarily beautiful and sensitive book by the award-winning team of Almond and McKean almost defies description - it's a stand-alone story with stunning graphics that expand the book's heart-rendering message...Simply stunning. * Daily Mail * The sad, evocative story is mostly told through Almond's prose, but McKean's pictures don't just illustrate the events in the story. Rather, they amplify and add to them, bringing an extra dimension of meaning to a story already packed with emotion. * The Irish Times * An incredible work...Almond and McKean have created something just as wonderful as The Savage. * Forbidden Planet blog * This is every bit as powerful, as moving, as magical as The Savage...Almond and McKean have created something just as wonderful as The Savage, and Slog's Dad is an incredible work. * Forbidden Planet * A very touching graphic novel * The Bookseller *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406331394
Publication date: 1st January 2012
Author: David Almond
Illustrator: Dave McKean
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 64 pages

About David Almond

David Almond is the acclaimed author of Skellig, winner of the Whitbread Children's Award and the Carnegie Medal; Kit's Wilderness, winner of the Smarties Award Silver Medal, Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal, and shortlisted for the Guardian Award; and The Fire-Eaters, winner of the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Gold Award and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. David has also collaborated with Polly Dunbar on the highly acclaimed, My Dad's a Birdman and The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon. Dave McKean is a world-renowned artist, designer, and film director who has illustrated several books for children, including The Savage ...

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