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El galáctico, pirático y alienígena viaje de mi padre (Fortunately, the Milk)

El Galactico, piratico y alienigena viaje de mi padre (Fortunately the Milk) by Neil Gaiman. Buy Spanish Edition or English Edition on Amazon. Translation by Mónica Faerna. Art by Skottie Young.

Ya sabéis lo que pasa cuando vuestra madre se va de viaje de trabajo y vuestro padre se queda a cargo. Normalmente, ella le deja una lista de cosas que hacer y lo más importante es siempre que NO SE OLVIDE DE LA LECHE. Pero, desafortunadamente, se le suele olvidar. Así que, a la mañana siguiente, antes de desayunar, tiene que salir a la tienda de al lado y esta que tenéis en las manos es la historia de por qué le lleva tanto, tanto tiempo volver con la leche.Como estrellas invitadas: el profesor Steg (un dinosaurio viajero en el tiempo); unos bichos verdes y viscosos; la Reina de los Piratas; una joya muy famosa que está incrustada en el ojo de una estatua en un volcán…
Y una botella de leche perfectamente ordinaria pero muy importante.


Uno de mis libros favoritos, El Galactico, piratico y alienigena viaje de mi padre (Fortunately the Milk) es una historia de un padre que es secuestrado por extraterrestres, viaja a través del tiempo, es atacado por piratas, conoce a un estegosaurio científico, es casi el almuerzo de vampiros, y salva el mundo de la redecoración extraterrestre; todo en el tiempo que toma recoger leche de la tienda del esquina!

Leí este libro en Inglés el año pasado y cuando lo vi en español en la biblioteca de SH, sabía que la tenía que leerlo. Estoy totalmente enamorada con este libro, el arte esta maravilloso, la historia chistosa, y el papá es genial! Me hizo pensar en el viaje a través del tiempo y el lazo causal (paradoja).

El libro está lleno de dibujos casi en cada página, con ilustraciones completas tomando hasta dos páginas y pequeñas alrededor del texto (en realidad al revés). Muchos de los dibujos son locos y se sienten muy Tim Burton, especialmente cuando vemos a los vampiros. Se me hace que están hechos con pluma de micrón y eso me encantó! El texto también es muy simple pero cambia dependiendo a lo que ocurra en la historia. Exclamaciones, sonidos, y letreros tienen diferentes tipos de letra que le agregan a la historia.

ENGLISH

One of my favorite children’s books, Fortunately, the Milk tells a tale of a father who gets kidnapped by aliens, travels to the past, gets attacked by pirates, meets a stegosaurus scientist, is almost dinner for vampires, and manages to save the world from impending redecoration doom from aliens, all in the span that it takes to pick up some milk at the corner store!

I read this book in English sometime last year and when I saw it in the Spanish section of the SH library I knew I had to check it out! I am totally in love with this book, the art is gorgeous, the story is funny, and the dad is epic. It really made me think about time travel and the causal loop (paradox).

The book is filled with drawings at practically every page, either as a complete illustration or wrapped around the edges of the text (or really the other way around). A lot of the drawings have a very crazy and Tim Burton feel, especially when we’re dumped into the vampire world. I believe they’re done in micron pen, which I completely loved! The text is also pretty simple but they change depending on what’s happening in the story. Exclamations, sounds, and signage all have different fonts and really add to the story.

MY SPANISH UNDERSTANDING

The english review was written first and then I attempted to translate it. Google translate was used for certain words. I tried to keep things simple and this being a kid’s book really helped.

I was able to understand the majority of this book, however, I did get tongue tied with some words (there was one word in particular that I could not for the life of me pronounce but I forgot which one it was…). I also noticed the book had vosotros, which I am very unfamiliar with and trying to read it was like trying to say things in a third language: “Liberadnos y marchaos de aquí. Abandonad este planeta para siempre” (90). I also noticed a lot of words that I was unfamiliar with such as ‘cuenco’, which I’ve learned is a word used in Spain for bowl.

The title also greatly confused me. I thought the translation for it would be something like ‘Afortunadamente, la leche,’ which is a direct translation of Fortunately, the Milk. Instead it’s titled something like ‘My dad’s galactic, piratical, and alien adventures’ (though titles have ALWAYS been a mystery to me).


Rating: 5/5 stars (estrellas)!

Hopefully my first attempt at writing a Spanish review doesn’t completely suck. I hope to one day add this book to my collection! Ojalá que mi primer intento a escribir una reseña no sea tan malo. Un día quiero agregar este libro a mi colección!

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “El galáctico, pirático y alienígena viaje de mi padre (Fortunately, the Milk)

  1. I love Neil Gaiman’s books so I am going to give this a try! Your review sounds great and makes this book seem really interesting. And OMG did you say Tim Burton theme!!

    I love how your review is both in spanish and in english. That’s incredibly unique. I have never seen people do that before. What inspired you?

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by tanazmasaba | April 30, 2016, 2:59 am
    • i’ve been meaning to practice my spanish and thought blogging would be a good way to do it xD and I really like translation and languages in general 🙂

      awesome! I hope you enjoy this book, it’s really one of my favorites 😀 (for the fun story and art)

      Liked by 1 person

      Posted by dailywritingjunk | April 30, 2016, 3:05 am

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