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)


The Clouds Above is a rip-roaring adventure about a kid named Simon, who skips school one day with his cat, Jack. They climb a magic staircase leading skyward, encounter a sad cloud named Perch and get mixed up in a conflict involving him, some nasty storm clouds and an irritable flock of birds. Will they make back home safely in time for school tomorrow?

This brilliant, full-color graphic novel doubles as a wondrous children's book, recalling such classics as Where the Wild Things Are, The Wizard of Oz and 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 know exists.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781560979098
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2008
Pages: 224