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The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfishby Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
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"I'll swap you my dad," I said.
"Oh-oh," said my little sister.
What if you wanted your best friend's two goldfish so much that you'd swap anything for them, even your father?
What if your mother came home and found out what you'd done?
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish is a hilarious adventure and was the first book for younger readers from the acclaimed author and illustrator of the New York Times bestsellers The Wolves in the Walls and Coraline. Chosen as one of Newsweek magazine's Best Children's Books of the Year, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish is beloved by readers of all ages.
This new edition features brand-new jacket art and an Afterword by the author on the origins of this unique and wonderfully funny story.
"Humorous fantasy where the title trade is just the start of a series of juvenile swaps and things get very strange indeed." Locus
"Delightful." Time Out New York Kids
"A bittersweet, guffaw-out-loud story from the most distinctive partnership in picture books today." The Guardian (UK)
This deluxe edition of a rollicking tale of a boy who trades his dad for his best friend's goldfish by the New York Times bestselling team features a larger trim, new cover art, a new Afterword, and a limited edition enhanced CD of Gaiman reading the story and a screensaver designed by McKean. Full color.
After trading his father for two goldfish, a boy and his little sister go on a rollicking adventure around town to get him back.
< blockquote> < p> I'll swap you my dad, I said. < br> Oh-oh, said my little sister. < /p> < /blockquote> < p> What if you wanted your best friend's two goldfish so much that you'd swap anything for them, even your father? < /p> < p> What if your mother came home and found out what you'd done? < /p> < p> < i> The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish < /i> is a hilarious adventure and was the first book for younger readers from the acclaimed author and illustrator of the < i> New York Times< /i> best-sellers < i> The Wolves in the Walls< /i> and < i> Coraline.< /i> Chosen as one of < i> Newsweek< /i> magazine's Best Children's Books of the Year, < i> The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish< /i> is beloved by readers of all ages. This new edition features brand-new jacket art and an afterword by the author on the origins of this unique and wonderfully funny story. < /p>
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the critically acclaimed author of the novels Neverwhere, American Gods, and Stardust, and the Sandman series of graphic novels, as well as Smoke and Mirrors, a collection of short fiction, and Coraline, a novel for readers of all ages. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in America.
Dave McKean has created illustrations and photographs for hundreds of CD, book, and comics covers as well as publishing projects with John Cale, Stephen King, and the Rolling Stones, and is probably best known for his graphic novels, including the best-selling Arkham Asylum and Neil Gaiman's Sandman series. He also illustrated Gaiman's graphic novels Violent Cases, Signal to Noise, and Mr. Punch, and the children's books Coraline and The Wolves in the Walls. He is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel Cages, which won the Alph Art, Pantera, and Harvey Awards for Best Graphic Novel, and Pictures That Tick, which recently won the Victoria and Albert Museum Illustrated Book Awards Overall First Prize. He has written and directed several short films, and has contributed production designs for the second and third Harry Potter films. He lives in England.
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