The Clouds Above (Paperback)

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Out of fear of being bludgeoned with a phone book and skinned alive, Simon and his fat ugly cat flee their cruel teacher and ascend a staircase leading to adventure in the clouds. Outrageously fun and unforgettably tender, this beautifully illustrated graphic novel is suitable for all ages and sure to be loved by graphic novel fans, kids book readers, and pretty much anybody who can appreciate the finer things. Just open it up and take a look. Even if you don't buy it, I bet you go find a seat and read the whole thing here! - Kyle

— From Graphic Novels (page 1)


On their way through the city to school, Simon and his cat Jack keep taking shortcuts that lead them through fantasy worlds of wooden monsters and insatiable appetites, just for starters. Will they make back home safely? This is undoubtedly one of the more handsome and unique packages in recent memory, with a brilliant graphic novel inside that justifies its elegant format. The Clouds Above calls to mind everything from Where the Wild Things Are to The Wizard of Oz to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, with its depiction of a fantastic world that lurks just around the corner from reality and that only children believe exists.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781560979098
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2008
Pages: 224
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