The Clouds Above

The Clouds Above

by Jordan Crane

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An all-ages classic.
This gorgeously packaged (yet affordable) children's fantasy has become an instant classic since its original hardcover release in 2005, as well as a perennial bestseller for Fantagraphics in three hardcover printings. This paperback edition includes five new pages not included previously.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-13: 9781560979098
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

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

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The Clouds Above 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jentifer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story was cute and the kitty with the super long tail had some snappy comebacks, but the real star of this comic was the fantastic color work. Jordan has a fine tuned graphic eye which makes this book a feast for the eyeballs!
h3athrow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 fantastic than much of Jordan's work, and his line seems to have sharpened. The colors are glorious. Good for children of all ages.