Read Por Sorte, o Leite by Neil Gaiman Online


- Comprei o leite - disse o meu pai. - Saí da loja e ouvi uma coisa estranha que parecia vir por cima de mim. Era um barulho assim: tumm tumm. Olhei para cima e vi um disco prateado enorme a pairar sobre a rua Marshall. Ena, pensei. Isto não é coisa que se veja todos os dias.Descobre até que ponto tudo pode ficar muito estranho nesta história inacreditável onde as viagens- Comprei o leite - disse o meu pai. - Saí da loja e ouvi uma coisa estranha que parecia vir por cima de mim. Era um barulho assim: tumm tumm. Olhei para cima e vi um disco prateado enorme a pairar sobre a rua Marshall. Ena, pensei. Isto não é coisa que se veja todos os dias.Descobre até que ponto tudo pode ficar muito estranho nesta história inacreditável onde as viagens no tempo começam ao pequeno-almoço....

Title : Por Sorte, o Leite
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ISBN : 9789722357630
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 125 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Por Sorte, o Leite Reviews

  • Rachel Hamilton
    2019-02-20 01:30

    A review by my 9 y-o son, described by the utterly lovely Neil Gaiman as the 'best review ever':Today I was sick. My mum doesn’t always believe me when I say I’m sick, but my sister was sick yesterday so Mum said I could stay off school. ‘BUT,’ she said, ‘Don’t think you’re going to be lazing around watching TV and playing on the computer all day.’That was bad news. That is, indeed, what I was planning on doing. :( I was bored, so Mum let me borrow her Kindle to read a book that was making her laugh, called, ‘Fortunately, the Milk…’ by Neil Gaiman with illustrations by Chris Riddell. I noticed that it had brilliant pictures in it – even on the Kindle! – and Mum said I could go on the iPad if I wanted to draw a front cover for the book. I did. Look… (you can see the images at: was something very good about this book. It was an ‘enhanced edition’ which means that the writer reads the book out loud to you while you read it! This writer is a good reader and he didn’t sound at all like the dalek voice that normally comes out of the Kindle. Mum said I could stay on the iPad if I wanted to draw a picture of the writer reading the book. But I can’t draw good faces so I drew a picture of the Kindle talking. Then I labeled it ‘Kindle’ because Mum asked what it was. (you can see the images at: started to read. This is me reading. And no. My face is NOT the book. (you can see the images at: should read this book. It will make everybody laugh. It is good and very clever. The best thing is that it goes backwards and forwards in time with the Dad meeting himself all over the place in the past and in the future and in crazy wormholes. (you can see the images at: has good characters. The dad is a funny dad. I also like the brother and sister because they are not stupid. They ask the dad clever questions to try and trap him, but he is good at wiggling out of trouble.I think this is a very good book and it deserves 5 stars, which I have drawn here (because it meant I could stay on the iPad for longer. :) ) (you can see the images at: day I would like to write books as good as ‘Fortunately, The Milk…’ and draw pictures as good as this too.

  • Brendon Schrodinger
    2019-01-27 01:18

    It was a rainy morning and I felt like reading Neil's new book 'Fortunately, the Milk'. So I popped on my favourite astronaut t-shirt and caught the bus to my local bookstore, Snuffin and Kooks. I looked high and low for Neil's book, but all that was there were stacks of Paranormal Romance as far as I could see. "Excuse me," I said to the nearest droopy-eyed sales attendant. "Do you have Neil Gaiman's new book, 'Fortunately, the Milk'?"She rolled her eyes so far back that I thought for a moment she was inspecting her own sinus cavities. "All the hipsters have already bought out our entire stock" she replied."But how could they? Don't they know that I have been a fan of his since the Sandman days, before he was "cool"?'She gave two ineffectual chews of something. "So you are one of those hipsters."I left in a huff and a grumble, mumbling things about prescription lenses and Vampire Weekend being a good band anyway.I returned to the bus-stop which which was covered, unfortunately the covering did not seem to be designed to keep the rain off, rather to concentrate the droplets and deposit them upon the head of a waiting passenger. I was soon joined by another hopeful passenger, an old lady who smelt of wet cardboard and boiled sweets. "You look down dearie," she said, and I explained my predicament to her. "Well, I know of a place that sells books. I bet they'll have that Neil Armstrong book of yours. It's a cafe down the main street there, and you go left down the lane with the shoe store on the corner and it's halfway along on the left."Despite knowing that a cafe that sells books would never sell the books I like, I decided to investigate due to my boredom and to make an old lady happy. I knew the shoe store, but not the lane. I thought it was next to the kebab shop that was quite obviously a front to an underground bikram yoga class. But as I arrived I saw that there was indeed a lane between the two and it had a sign stating that it was "Aquap Lane". It was there that I slipped in the wet and thought that this was too Harry Potter for my liking.When I came to I was in a dark space with a shrunken man looking a me while holding a candlestick Wee Willy Winkie style. "Where am I?" I asked the small man."You're in a pocket dimension. How did you get here? I don't want them in here!" he spat at me."I was looking for a book. Neil Gaiman's new book.""Is it paperback or hardcover? Cos you'll only find paperbacks in a pocket dimension. God, what do they teach you kids these days?""Calculus. But why do you call this place a pocket dimension?" I asked."Because, you see, it is a dimension that could fit in your pocket. It's essentially a pocket-sized dimension it is," he explained with a smirk on his face.Fortunately this smirk had a half-life of about one and a half seconds. The loss of smirk corresponded to the rise in volume of clanking footfalls. "Oh you did it didn't you? You've gone and bought them. Well you'll not get that Neal's book from here", he scorned."No it's a Neil book, not a Neal book," I yelled as a group of knights in armour clanked out of the darkness and seized the shrunken man and I. "Well you'd want a briefcase dimension for that kind of thing, not a pocket dimension. But I guess it's too late now."By torchlight (the ye olde, stinky, fat-covered fire sticks, not the battery powered ones, they're knights dammit) we were led into the inky darkness of the pocket dimension. We walked for what may be days, but it felt like minutes. Wait, is that the right way around? Well I guess that a pocket dimension has timey-wimey issues.Eventually we emerged through an archway into the light of day. It was a garden, a very intricate garden with topiary animals and paths of white gravel. Oh no, I thought, an Alice in Wonderland pastiche by a person who has never read the book and only seen the Disney film. But hang on, how did I know that having only seen the film and never read the book?"Off with his head!" Oh great it get's more cliched. "But can I plead my case Your Majesty?"I asked. "I do not know why I am here and what I have been accused of. And, by the way, I thought you were meant to be a Queen.""Well as you can see I am a king. Clever isn't it? No, not really. Anyhoo, you stand accused of writing an overly long pastiche review that by now no one is reading, nobody has even chuckled at and now you are destroying the fourth wall. Or is it the fifth? I've never been one for architecture.""Guilty as charged Your Highness," I confessed. "I thought everyone would like it and think I was clever. But I guess all it has ended up being is a waste of a morning when I have more productive things to do. I could have gone to the bookstore instead. Hang on, that was in the review universe not the real universe. Now things are getting silly.""Indeed", confirmed the King. "And therefore I sentence you to finish this atrocity of a review as soon as possible without using the waking up from a dream scenario. I hate when they do that!""Well it would expedite this review if you had a copy of Neil Gaiman's new book 'Fortunately, the Milk' that I could read very quickly. That would be mighty helpful Your Highness.""Luckily I have a copy right here in my ermine cape. I was reading it earlier and I found it a quite fine read. I did not like the ending though. Who'd have thought that all that time the milk was the murderer not the train driver? Absurd.""Well no need to read it now. Thanks anyway."

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    2019-02-08 02:26

    A quirky, weird, and fun book! I wouldn't expect anything less from Neil Gaiman. :P

  • Alejandro
    2019-02-11 02:39

    Fortunately, I read this book!HOW MUCH FUN AN HOUR CAN BEQuite funny, entertaining and it's a really quick read.What else can you ask?I did it on an hour......And for that hour I had such wonderful time. In an hour I was lost in time, meeting fantastic characters and laughing.PERFECT COLLABORATIVE TEAMIf you decide to read it, keep in mind that it's a short story oriented for children, so please, don't harm the rating of this sweet book just because you were expecting "Neil Gaiman, the great mind behind Sandman and American Gods". He is not here......BUT......You will find "Neil Gaiman, the wonderful dad that wrote a story to entertain for an hour to his children and the children of all the world." Along with Neil Gaiman, in here you will find the delicious art of Scottie Young, talented artist famous for his work on the Marvel's graphic novel adaptations of the OZ books by L. Frank Baum, that he worked there with Eric Shanower. (By the way, you can check on my shelves of Goodreads, you will find reviews of all those books too). Gaiman and Young are a wonderful team where the words of Neil make a perfect amalgam to the drawings of Scottie.I CHOOSE TO BELIEVEWacky characters along with time travel......wonderful combination!I won't spoil anything (don't worry! Geez!), I just want to comment that if you ever been able to contain yourselves of reading aloud the lines of the wumpires (yes, you read correctly...wumpires), well I just can say that you have more selfcontrol than me! Because I just have to say aloud those phrases with my best imitation of the expected accent! Oh, yes, I had to do it. And I'm not ashamed of admit it!Keep loyal to your wumpires! Be proud!For an hour, Neil and Scottie take us to a funny wacky fantasy adventure, but at the end, they let you to decide if all was lie or not. I chose to believe! Oh, yes! is too short for not believing in fantasy at least for an hour.If you can't being a kid again at least for an hour and laughing with a sweet story like this one, geez, please look for an empty grave and jump in there, you are already dead and nobody told you! Oh, if you are of the ones that skip the final credits, well, you will miss something really funny. (Nope, I won't tell, it's not my fault that you were in such hurry to leave the book!)Good thing that I never skip that, like in the movies, that if you are too eager to leave the theater and you can miss a final scene. (I wonder what all those people do, rushing out once the credits started to roll. Do they find a cure to the cancer? Solving the world hunger? Getting world peace? Nope, I don't think so, since we still have all those troubles)So, getting back to the final credits, in this book, read them or you will miss the final joke. If you don't get it, please do some memory tests, since you have to get it, you just read it less than hour ago! Now, I leave, I have to go to the market for some milk!

  • Kenny
    2019-02-19 23:36

    Neil Gaiman’s latest book, “Fortunately The Milk” is a boisterous tale of extraordinary adventure, time travel and milk. Gaiman’s is full of surprises, jokes and an awful lot of just being plain silly. If you can’t tell already, I loved this book. Gaiman’s tale narrated by a boy whose mother is away on a business trip, and whose father had to go out to the corner store for a pint of milk for the cereal and his tea. Dad takes an unconscionably long time getting the milk, and when he returns, the narrator and his little sister accuse Dad of having stopped to gossip at the store. Not so, insists Dad, who proceeds to explain exactly what happened while he was out getting the milk. It's an astounding tale, starting with an alien abduction, moving swiftly onto a space-time journey to the ship of a vicious pirate queen and a near-death plank-walking, a daring rescue by a time-travelling dinosaur scientist in a hot-air-balloon time machine, and thence through interference with a pre-Colombian human sacrifice, and many, many other adventures, including several involving temporal paradoxes. For all the mad-cappery, there's a fair bit of attention here to an internally consistent time-travel story, with all the fun that implies. By the end, we are in a kid-safe place that's one part Douglas Adams, one part Doctor Who, and one part Walter Mitty. It's quite a mix!

  • Jayson
    2019-01-30 06:29

    (A-) 83% | Very GoodNotes: Gaiman, like a chef savant boldly tossing supposedly dissonant ingredients into a pot, makes a heck of a tasty stew.

  • Miranda Reads
    2019-02-14 07:16

    Five bucks on Gaiman throwing darts at an idea-board.Why? Maybe cause of the time traveling dinosaurs, unicorns, wumpires and aliens.For such a decidedly whimsical book,it was unexpectedly fabulous. Two kids are left home alone with dad for a weekend while scientist-mom is at a conference (unexpectedly great reason for mom to be gone for the week!). Only, when it comes time for breakfast...the kids discover that there's no milk for their cereal.Their dad bravely ventures forth to pick up some from the corner store...and he's gone an awfully long time. So long that the kids demand an explanation when he returns. And, their dad opens his mouth...and this wonderful tale spills out. It was hilarious, fun and an all-around delight. Plus, the illustrations were adorable.

  • Patrick
    2019-02-04 02:15

    I listened to this on audiobook during a car trip with my oldest boy, (Oot, Age 4.5).We both really enjoyed it. Though didn't get to see the illustrations, we got to hear Neil himself reading it, and he's a very, very good narrator. If you've never heard him reading his own stuff, you're really missing out.

  • Hannah Greendale
    2019-01-21 02:21

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A quirky tale of time travelling dinosaurs, blood sucking wumpires (yes, wumpires) and enthusiastic pirates, made even more amusing by an abundance of winsome illustrations.

  • AhmedEjaz
    2019-02-02 03:21

    Milk!! I think author has a great love for milk. :)This book is about a father who buys milk for his children. And after that, he gets trapped in a space-time continuum by aliens who wants to re-model the planet Earth and wants permission from him to do so as he is a representative of planet Earth. Lol! Father is telling his children the story of how he gets back to present-time in the whole book.FEELINGS WHILE READINGIt's a very delightful read. I enjoyed it. Really liked the adventures. This fact is very odd for me that if the aliens want to re-model the planet Earth then why the heck they want permission.. lol!My favourite scene in book was when the Father met the king of Volcanos. Hahaha.... really enjoyed that scene.ONE THING I COULDN'T GET I couldn't get it as author didn't mention it well. He just mentioned it in illustration. (view spoiler)[In the ending, children felt that their father was lying about his adventures as they remembered the similarities between their father's story and their paintings. My problem is:Father was actually lying about it as he got late in coming or he was telling the truth? I have a very confused feeling about it.(hide spoiler)]Regardless, it is a delightful read. Especially for children. But it was a fun read for me also. I will must read his other works too. He looked like he remembered that, without milk, he couldn’t have his tea. He had his “no tea” face P.S.I HATE tea, for the record! But my whole family love it. Except for me. Very strange.February 4, 2017

  • Lisa
    2019-02-14 03:13

    Funny! Silly! Crazy but sweet!This is an excellent book to read aloud to 4th grade kids who are in the process of developing a sense for the absurdities of life. It is mainly about telling stories and that you can make up a great plot about anything, no matter how boring the so-called truth of every-day life is. Small things give you big ideas - and they don't have to make sense. Fortunately, the milk was out - otherwise a couple of children would have missed out on aliens, pirates, Splod and various mind-boggling problems that usually occur when you travel back and forth in time with a dinosaur professor.Update: The fourth grade kids are now Grade 8 students (that is unbelievable enough - they must have opened that door that let in the time-space-continuum!), and they still refer to the time when I read "Fortunately the milk..." aloud to the class. I would say that is the best praise a children's book can get. "Then the milk touches the milk" has become an insider saying! Either the universe will end, or we will be watching the madness of dwarves with flower pots go on for a while still.Fortunately, the milk...

  • Jadranka
    2019-02-16 03:40

    Prava, pravcata dečija knjiga. Ako niste u stanju da se vratite u najbezbrižnije godine svog detinjstva, onda čitajte ovu knjižicu na ličnu odgovornost. Ilustracije su fantastične, kao i uvek kada Kris Ridl umeša svoje prste u Gejmenove specijalitete. Nisam pametna da li dam 4 ili 5 zvezdica, a ovaj smotani Goodreads još uvek nam ne da koristimo pola zvezdaje, pa neka bude 4.

  • Ivan
    2019-02-08 00:20

    Cooperation between Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell always results in something special. This is children's book but it's one that brings back child in me (which to be honest isn't that deeply buried). I had wide grin through out whole reading.

  • Daniel
    2019-01-25 00:20

    Savrsena knjiga za malisane napisana sa puno maste i prelepim crtezima.Preporuka.

  • Laura
    2019-02-17 06:40

    A story can be found in every moment, step, and nook & cranny in life. Even a quick trip out for milk can turn into an adventure. Especially with Neil Gaiman around! The man has once again stolen my heart, giggles, and smile with a nonstop, swashbuckling spin through time and space with pirates, aliens, and wumpires. Come on, let go, and allow your imagination to wander around in Neil Gaiman’s head for a bit. Our story begins in the kitchen. Two kids, with dashed hopes and dry cereal, stare into the fridge where the milk is supposed to live. Dad comes to the rescue though and dashes off to the store to save breakfast! But time and ages and ages tick. tick. tick by. Just as the kids begin to slump, sigh, and strongly consider soaking their cereal in orange juice, Dad swoops back in the door with much more than just milk. You have to hear this highflying, alien abduction, will-the-milk-make-it-home-in-time tale and spin on what happened to me on the way to the store! The twists, turns, and connections through time had me grinning ear to ear. It’s a fast, furious, action packed ride filled with laughs and creatures galore—even piranhas! PIRANHAS! Oh, how I love those little guys with the big, mean bite! Only Gaiman could somehow, some way squeeze piranhas into a pop-out-to-the-corner-store-to-get-milk tale. Energy, wonder, and humor bring Dad’s courage, fun, and quick thinking to life on the page. Around page nine or ten, I found myself not only laughing out loud, but reading out loud as well. Words like "FIZZ", "PLIP" and “thummthumm” needed and wanted out and off the page. I loved how each noise, bellow, and word sounded and felt rolling off my tongue. My room felt alive with the story’s energy and magic! And oh does Mr. Gaiman capture the magic of storytelling perfectly on the page—captures the joy and magic of a Dad telling a story to his kids. Pure, pure bow your heads to the reading gods magic!And just when you think this could not get any better…Boom! We get pictures! :D The word magic is brilliantly matched and fueled by Skottie Young’s black & white, detailed illustrations of the fun. His visions keep this journey rolling! Gross, funny, and fast! We can go from snot bubbles to dazzling smiles in a blink of an eye. Mr. Young’s darkness, creeps, and enthusiasm will have readers flipping through again and again just to get another look at this wonderfully odd world and characters. I try my hardest not to reveal too much detail and plot in a Gaiman review, but just know this book holds a surprise and smile on every page. Words that will spark a reader’s imagination and maybe even some research—Are piranhas only found in fresh water? Off to find out…..Hope you drop on in for a quick trip to the store. Haha…Fortunately, the milk…..well you’ll have to pick this one up to find out what happens to the milk. :)A fun recommended read for any and all adventurers and time traveling fans. And as always—a must read for Gaiman fans! I never know where he will take me.**Advance Reader’s Copy**

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2019-01-22 05:28

    Find all of my reviews at: What happens when Mom is away at a conference and Dad is left in charge? Well, of course they run out of milk. Follow along on Dad’s remarkable expedition to retrieve more milk. His adventure is filled with hot air balloons, dinosaurs, aliens, ponies, vampires and a talking volcano???Gaiman could write anything – I mean absolutely ANYTHING and I would read it, so when this definitely-written-for-kids children’s novel popped up on a Gaiman stalking . . . errrr, I mean Gaiman absolutely-normal-nothing-to-see-here-folks fan page, I knew I had to read it right away. Not only did I go on quite the amazing journey with Dad, I also learned everything I ever needed to know about transtemporal metascience and a catchy little diddy called “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Hard-hairy-wet-white-crunchers” that I simply can’t seem to get out of my head.As always, Gaiman is brilliant. As a woman of an age which shall not be mentioned, I found this story absolutely delightful and the illustrations are the best I’ve seen since I was a little bitty one. Buy it/check it out from the library for yourself, your kids or your grandkids. No one will be disappointed. I was planning to pick this up for myself anyway, but I needed a book to keep the smallest person who lives in my house interested during mandatory reading time so I rushed straight to the library. Yeah you heard me right – punishment by Gaiman. Every freakin’ child in the world should want to live at my house.

  • Lesley
    2019-01-22 00:32

    Thank god for Skottie Young, his expressive and original style was the thing that kept me turning the pages. It's hard for me to say that because I want to like Neil Gaiman. And I am OBSESSED with The Graveyard Book, and I've been trying to find some other work of his to praise, but unfortunately this isn't it. It's an okay book. The story is kinda cute, in a cutesy rambling sarcastic way. It seems forced and quickly told, like Neil was at a party telling this story and someone wrote it down and published it without any real editorial input. Even the milk itself seemed an afterthought instead of the driver. I'm sure Gaiman fans will wax poetically about the story's grand and imaginative plot. But I just can't. It's an okay story. I would tell parents to get it and read it to kids at bedtime. But it isn't something I would actively promote.Maybe what I wanted from this story was more development, maybe (like everything with Gaiman) I have this grand idea of what he "should" write, I can't appreciate what he actually writes. I wanted chapters of characters and development, I wanted descriptions of far away lands. I wanted Alice Through the Looking Glass with a dash of Phantom Tollbooth....But all I got was Fortunately, the Milk.

  • Karl Orbell
    2019-02-20 01:20

    Right, well here I am cheating a bit - as I did not physically read this book. Neil Gaiman read it to me, in person! Chris Riddell drew pictures to help illustrate the story in the background on a screen and Lenny Henry even helped out with some of the voices. Other musicians and actresses were involved, quite a big event. (His wife, Amanda Palmer, even turned up to play her ukulele unexpectedly, with a customised version of a song tailored to sell the book. ;-)What a magnificent evening.The story is Gaiman's attempt to write a book that casts fathers in a positive light. After writing The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish and finding that a lot of people were giving it to their fathers for Father's Day as a tongue-in-cheek insult, he thought he had better make amends. So... the father as the hero of the day, does it work?Yes and no. Yes, as it's a pretty funny children's book full of zany characters and a ludicrous plot, involving pirates, time travel, aliens, dinosaurs, religion, volcanoes, hot air balloons and milk. No, in that I'm not 100% sure the dad comes out of it winning the day. His kids are unimpressed, but the reader will have enjoyed the ride.Note, the humour I think will work for all ages, though, rather like The Simpsons, it will hit on different levels for different ages. Adults are likely to get a lot more out of it than kids. As the funny compère stated at the start of the show - "This is a children's book you know? Yet there seem to be a disproportionate number of adults in here this evening. Many of you will need to leave!" It must have been about 95% adults, all of whom were laughing from beginning to end.

  • Melki
    2019-02-15 03:32

    If Bruce Springsteen had written this book, it would have gone something like this:Got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack.I went out for a ride some milk, and I never went back.Fortunately, he didn't write it. Neil Gaiman did. And so, we're treated to a magical little tale of professorial dinosaurs, pirates, piranhas, and ponies. It's a merry old time, greatly enhanced by Skottie Young's illustrations.My favorite part was when it is revealed that Dad, (view spoiler)[ in a sneaky Keyser Söze-like move, has gleaned all his inspiration from items in the kitchen. (hide spoiler)]Here's wishing all kids bowls full of Toastios, and a dad who's willing to bend the truth in the name of entertainment.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Vanja Šušnjar Čanković
    2019-02-05 07:15

    Ovo je moj prvi susret s Gejmenom nakon kojeg mogu sa sigurnošću reći i početak jednog divnog prijateljstva. Moram napomenuti da nisam od onih odraslih koji imaju neutaživu potrebu da naglašavaju ono djetinje u sebi isticanjem da gledaju i uživaju u crtanim filmovima nazivajući ih animiranim. Ja sam, nažalost, bila ozbiljna i sa svojih šest i uvijek mi je nedostajalo mašte. Elem, ovo mi je predloženo od osobe koja me očigledno odlično poznaje iako se dosad nismo srele. Iz već navedenih razloga bila sam malo skeptična, ali nije bilo teško, već na prvi pogled, zaljubiti se u samu naslovnicu. Takođe, siže na koricama je neizbježno zainteresovao mamu troje male djece.Nakon pretjerane uvertire, red je podijeliti i utiske :) Nekoliko puta sam se baš slatko nasmijala, ali onako iskreno, od srca. Ilustracije su izvanredne! Priča je jednostavna, a opet genijalna i zanimljiva, pročitala sam je u dahu, otvorenih usta. Srećom pa se čita brzo :) Ilustracije su me očarale, kao i sa koliko topline i žara otac prepričava svoje putešestvije djeci. Toliko kreativnosti i nježnosti na jednom mjestu, toliko dokaza da ljubav nema granice. Divno je bilo biti dio jednog sasvim običnog dana, a istovremeno jednog sasvim drugačijeg, bogatog svijeta mašte. Nisu li svi naizgled prozaični trenuci življenja s djecom zapravo takvi, magično neodoljivi? Samo što smo obično mi, roditelji i uopšte odrasli, ti koji crpimo tu dječiju nesputanu radost i igru za sebe. Trebalo bi da ide i u suprotnom pravcu. Gejmen me je podsjetio šta znači biti roditelj! Plus naučila sam i jednu novu riječ, tačnije pojam: dirižabl. Riječ ću morati ponavljati nekoliko puta ne bih li je zapamtila :)Rekoh li da su me ilustracije fascinirale? Prelijepe su!

  • Rizwan
    2019-02-12 23:33

    হা হা হা ভালই মজা পেলাম ভিন্নধর্মী একটা উপন্যাসিকা পড়ে। বলা যায় লম্বা লম্বা চাপাবাজির ক্ষেত্রে আমাদের বঙ্গের কিংবদন্তীসম লেখক প্রেমেন্দ্র মিত্রকে প্রায় দৌড় করিয়ে ছেড়েছেন নীল গেইমান! এক বাবা ছেলেমেয়েদের সকালের নাস্তা জন্য দুধ কিনতে বের হয়ে অনেক দেরি করে ফিরেন, যদিও ছেলেমেয়ে দুজন ঠিকই আন্দাজ করে নিয়েছে বাবা নিশ্চয়ই তার কোন পরিচিত মানুষের সাথে গল্পে মজে যাওয়ায় এই দেরি হয়েছে, কিন্তু তাদের বাবা শোনালেন দুধ কিনে ফেরা পথে তাঁর অত্যাশ্চর্য ঘটনাবহুল এক অ্যাডভেঞ্চারের কাহিনী, যাতে এলিয়েন-ডায়নোসর-জলদস্যু-আদিবাসী-ভ্যাম্পায়ার-রাক্ষুসে পিরানহা-টাইমট্র্যাভেল-মহাজাগতিক স্পেসশিপ-হটএয়ার বেলুন-আগ্নেয়গিরি-সমুদ্র... কি নেই?! সৌভাগ্যক্রমে প্রতিটা রোমাঞ্চকর বিপদসংকুল পরিস্থিতিতেই পকেটে থাকা দুধের বোতলটা ঠিকমত তিনি টিকিয়ে রাখতে পেরেছিলেন তাঁর অভুক্ত সন্তানদের কথা চিন্তা করে। সবমিলিয়ে দুর্দান্ত উপভোগ্য সুখপাঠ্য রচনা, "আষাঢ়ে গল্প" জনরার একটি নিখুঁত নিদর্শন আমার মতে। দ্রুত কিছুক্ষণের জন্য আমাদের সময়ের প্রবল শক্তিমান একজন ফ্যান্টাসি লেখকের বাঁধনছেড়া কল্পনার পাগলামিতে ডুব দিতে চাইলে মনে হয় না কেউ আশাহত হবেন।

  • Paul Nelson
    2019-02-07 01:28

    Well I'm forty and some loose change years of age and I never, ever thought I'd be reading children's books again. I can't even remember reading them when I was a kid but Neil Gaimans 'are but aren't reeeeaaaally' children's books are an absolute delight, so much so, that I've bought all of them. There's gentle murmurs and mutters of darkness within and Gaiman is a master wordsmith that wraps you up in his stories, and its impossible to get out until the very end.Fortunately, the Milk sees Father return slightly late from the shop with the vital lifesaving breakfast cereal milk and armed with legendary excuses of alien worlds and time travel. A thoroughly entertaining guilty pleasure that's kinda hidden from everyone who matters.Also posted at

  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    2019-02-05 01:39

    Well, that was short and entertaining :)

  • Jason
    2019-02-06 03:14

    We thoroughly enjoyed this, a time travel book for kids. It feels like Neil Gaiman once got himself in a bit of bother with his kids and needed an excuse to get himself out of trouble. The illustrations were wonderful, something to look at on each page, the main character looking like the author really helps. If you like books with dinosaurs, pirates, aliens, human sacrifices and time travel, then this book is for you.PS: If you like this and want another time travel book for kids then check out Terry: The Time Travelling Tortoise ;)

  • Mayra Sigwalt
    2019-02-03 07:34

    Ameii isso aqui!! Ri alto com as coisas malucas que ele fala e é uma história que com certeza gostaria com contar pros meus filhos! O meu é ilustrado pelo Chris Riddel, meu favorito entre os ilustradores do Neil Gaiman. Que leitura deliciosa!Falei mais sobre esse livro e um pouco das edições Americana e Britânica (e do audiobook narrado pelo Neil) no meu video:

  • Connor
    2019-01-29 00:40

    That was so much fun! I highly, highly recommend getting the edition illustrated by Chris Riddell. It makes the reading experience so much better! I thought this was such a fun childrens' book, and Neal never fails to impress me. Can't wait to read more works by him.

  • Kristina Horner
    2019-02-16 02:32

    Delightful, fun and a super quick read. I adored the artwork. This book is perfect for a readathon. :)

  • Mario
    2019-02-13 03:25

    “You have your milk,” he said. “Where there is milk, there is hope.”Nail Gaiman and Chris Riddell again prove that they are a perfect combination of an author and an illustrator. The story, alone, is quite good, but when it is combined with amazing illustrations done by Riddell, it truly comes to life. A short, but fun and exciting story, that reminded me why Gaiman is one of my favorite authors.

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    2019-02-08 03:17

    This is such a wild, wild little adventure. I though it was middle-grade, but it's more children's-reader-style. There's a LOT of illustrations and the font is large. It has a very British tone, too, which I adore. So it wasn't quite what I thought it'd be...I still liked it. I ate it in like 15mins.So basically the story is about a dad who goes to get milk for his kids...and goes on a whirlwind adventure in the process. The kids are at home, staring at their dry cereal, while their dad gets kidnapped by aliens, meets a time-travelling dinosaur, stumbles on the Aztecs and gets nearly sacrificed to their god, escapes vampires who feel like breakfast, walks the plank from pirates, and gets rescued by the Galatic Dinosaur Police. I TOLD YOU IT WAS WILD. It was highly amusing and the humour was subtle but snort worthy. ALL FOR THE MILK. The milk goes through this adventure quite nobly. It also saves the world.I would say this is an easier reader than Coraline, and nowhere near the level of The Graveyard Book. JUST SO YOU KNOW...since I did not.Highly enjoyable, cute, and imaginative. I totally liked it!! I'm going to throw this at my pre-schooling nephew, just you wait and see. Ohhh, and the illustrations are so cute and full of expression. I LOVED THEM.Although, to be honest...the illustration of the dad looked SUSPICIOUSLY like Neil Gaiman himself. Hmm??AM I RIGHT?? *ahem*

  • Lynda
    2019-02-19 01:42

    Mum's gone away on a business trip and has left Dad in charge. Uh-Oh! She leaves a really, really long list of what he's got to do while she's gone. And the most important thing is DON'T FORGET TO GET THE MILK. Unfortunately, Dad forgets. So the next morning, before breakfast, he has to go to the corner shop, and this is the story of why it takes him a very, very long time to get back. Featuring: Professor Steg (a time-travelling dinosaur), some green globby things, the Queen of the Pirates, the famed jewel that is the Eye of Splod, some wumpires, and a perfectly normal but very important carton of milk. The author rightly describes the story as "very silly." That it is! But hey, silliness makes your soul smile, right?.The story is brought fantastically to life by Chris Riddell's inventive and witty caricature illustrations (Dad is a version of the younger Gaiman).[Neil Gaiman]Though heralded as a new Gaiman book, this is also very much a Chris Riddell production. When Gaiman was nominated for the Carnegie for The Graveyard Book, its illustrations, also by Riddell, were nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal, the first time such a double nomination had occurred. In Fortunately, the Milk, Riddell's contribution is greater still.Had Gaiman not been the author of this story, would it have been lavished with such illustrations and high production values? Of course not. But it IS a Gaiman / Riddell production and why not milk that?Rating: 3.5*/5