Fortunately, the Milk...

The greatest ever book title. The greatest artist-writer team. Genius from the 2010 Carnegie victors. You may remember Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell from their massive Carnegie Medal winner The Graveyard Book. If not, we hope you’ve at least seen Neil Gaiman’s awesome Doctor Who episodes. (We loved them.) Now this epic pair return with a new book that’s all about – you guessed it – buying a pint of milk. The most-wanted fantasy of the year: a time-travelling dinosaur, a pirate queen and the famed jewel known as the Eye of Splod. Plus Chris Riddell’s awesome drawings, of course!

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    love it cool

    29 November 2016

  • liked it

    Very nice cover the Story must be good

    9 March 2014

  • its good

    6 March 2014

  • This book will loved by all children who think that their parents don’t tell them the truth about many things because they think the children are too young to understand. What makes this book so amazing is how a routine activity like buying milk could turn out to be such an adventure!!!!! Anyone who likes science fiction and fantasy along with some great humor should read this book.

    6 February 2014

  • loved it

    This book is sooooooo good(you should read it)

    2 February 2014

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  • Awards

    Neil Gaiman has won many awards, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for The Graveyard Book.

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    Chris Riddell

    Chris Riddell is an award-winning writer, artist and cartoonist and creator of some our favourite books including Goth Girl. He was recently named the 2015-2017 Children’s Laureate.


    Chris Riddell’s prestigious awards include three Kate Greenaway Medals for Pirate Diary, Gulliver and The Sleeper and the Spindle, the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for The Graveyard Book,the Nestle Smarties prize for Ottoline and the Yellow Cat and Fergus Crane, and the Costa Children’s Book Award for Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse. He was recently named the Children’s Laureate 2015-2017.

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