Fortunately, About Milk by Neil Gaiman book trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kMEC87U1gT0

This is a great book that so many of my eighth grade students loved. I’m on a big Neil Gaiman kick lately, just finished American Gods, and I love how his young adult work connect to the same themes in his adult books. This trailer also helps students to see the author speak on behalf of his own book. The book contains a mix of exciting characters such as aliens, pirates, dinosaurs and wumpires, also a never-adequately-explained-bowl-of-piranhas, not to mention a Volcano God. Gaiman mixes fantasy with important essential questions that jog young adult imaginations. It also creates amazing class discussion and debate.

 

-Caitlyn Pezza

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One thought on “Fortunately, About Milk by Neil Gaiman book trailer

  1. “Gaiman mixes fantasy with important essential questions that jog young adult imaginations.”

    Theory: One way he might accomplish this is by injecting a historicism into the fantasy world in the same way George RR Martin does with his Game of Thrones series.

    Also, Gaiman can take something that appears to be dead, and as if by magic, bring it back to life. Silas is a vampire, right? Miss Lupescu is a werewolf, and Liza Hempstock is a witch and ghost. All of these types of creatures have been beat to death in bad movies and even worse TV shows. But in the hands of a magician like Neil, I want all three monsters – fangs, fur, phantoms and all – guiding me, and watching my back. Gaiman would resurrect the careers of Barney the Dinosaur and SpongeBob Squarepants if he wanted to. He would make them interesting without having to sacrifice any of Barney and SpongeBob’s essences.

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