Slog's Dad

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Slog's Dad
Written by David Almond
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ISBN-10: 0763649406
ISBN-13: 9780763649401
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Slog's Dad

author: David Almond
illustrator: Dave McKean

"Slogger, man," I said. "Your dadís dead."
"I know that, Davie. But itís him. Heís come back again, like he said he would."

Do you believe in life after death? Slog does. He believes that the scruffy man on a bench outside the butcher shop is his dad, returned to visit him one last time. Slogís friend Davie isnít so sure. Can it be that some mysteries are never meant to be solved? And that belief, at times, is its own reward? The acclaimed creators of The Savage reunite for a feat of graphic storytelling that defies categorization. Eerie, poignant, and masterful, Slogís Dad is a tale of astonishing power and complexity.

The ineffable nature of grieving and belief inspires a tender, gritty, and breathtaking work of graphic storytelling from the creators of The Savage.

(Ages 7 & Up)
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0763649406 /  9780763649401
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Fiction - Illustrated Middle-grade / Hardback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
64 / 6 3/8" x 8 3/16"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
Death, Grief, Bereavement; Graphic Novels; Comics & Graphic Novels; Fantasy & Magic; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
David Almond is known worldwide as the Michael L. Printz, Carnegie, Whitbread, and Smarties awardĖwinning author of Skellig, Clay, and many other novels, stories, and plays, including The Savage, also illustrated by Dave McKean. In 2010 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal. He lives in Northumberland, England.
illustrator’s comments:
Dave McKean is a world-renowned artist, designer, and film director who has illustrated several books for children, including The Savage by David Almond, and Coraline, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and The Wolves in the Wall, all by Neil Gaiman. He also provided art and design for Neil Gaimanís comic series The Sandman. Dave McKean lives in England.
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