Fortunately, the Milk
Fortunately, the Milk

Fortunately, the Milk

Written by Neil Gaiman & illustrated by Skottie Young
8 - 12
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Sep 30, 2014
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“I bought the milk,” said my father. “I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: t h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road.” “Hullo,” I said to myself. “That’s not something you see every day. And then something odd happened.” Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious New York Times bestselling story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young.

What Kind of Book is Fortunately, the Milk

Primarily about

What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following are concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • In this story, the father tells about many crazy experiences he had trying to get home after buying the milk. Which part of his journey was your favorite?
  • The children wonder why their father could be taking so long to grab milk for their cereal. Is there an errand you think takes a long time to help with? What fantastical story might you come up with to explain why it takes so long?


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Publication Date
September 30, 2014
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Juvenile Reader
Reading Age
8 - 12 years
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