The clouds above

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Fantagraphics Books, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 216 pages
A beautiful, all-ages fantasy in the tradition of Where the Wild Things Are.

This is gorgeously-packaged yet affordable all-ages fantasy is sure to become an instant classic. 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?

Printed in full-color, this book will be undoubtedly be 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.

The characterizations of Simon and Jack, with their delightfully scrappy dialogue, adds brilliant depth to the already-fantastic adventure that Crane has crafted for them. His clean, crisp drawing style calls to mind such greats as Herge and Chester Brown, and his masterful use of color adds even more depth to Crane's lovely pictures. 280 pages in full-color.

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User Review  - zzshupinga - LibraryThing

I don’t remember where I first came across this book, but something about the description intrigued me. A young boy and his cat that skip school one day and climb a staircase to have adventures in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - h3athrow - LibraryThing

An extremely fun, linear, humorous fantasy in which a boy and his cat go off the beaten path on their way to school only to befriend a cloud, anger the birds, and have a series of adventures. More ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Jordan Crane lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and children. He creates the comic book series "Uptight" and recently released a collection of postcards through Chronicle Books titled "Uptight All Night".

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