Slog's Dad

By David Almond

Illustrated by Dave McKean

Part story, part graphic novel – a tender slice of life and death from the creators of The Savage.

Do you believe there’s life after death? Slog does. He reckons that the scruffy bloke sitting outside the pork shop is his dad come back to visit him for one last time – just like he’d said he would, just before he died. Slog’s mate Davie isn’t convinced. But how does this man know everything Slog’s dad would know? Because Slog says it really is his dad, that’s how.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 8+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406331394
  • Published: 02 Feb 2012
  • Price: £6.99
  • Size: 208 x 162 mm
  • Pages: 64

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Customer reviews


'A very touching graphic novel' The Bookseller

'This is every bit as powerful, as moving, as magical as The Savage...Almond and McKean have created something just as wonderful as The Savage, and Slog’s Dad is an incredible work.' Forbidden Planet

'An incredible work…Almond and McKean have created something just as wonderful as The Savage.' Forbidden Planet blog

'The sad, evocative story is mostly told through Almond’s prose, but McKean’s pictures don’t just illustrate the events in the story. Rather, they amplify and add to them, bringing an extra dimension of meaning to a story already packed with emotion.' The Irish Times

'This extraordinarily beautiful and sensitive book by the award-winning team of Almond and McKean almost defies description – it’s a stand-alone story with stunning graphics that expand the book’s heart-rendering message…Simply stunning.' Daily Mail

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