The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish

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The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish.jpg
Author Neil Gaiman
Illustrator Dave McKean
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's
Publisher White Wolf Publishing
Publication date
1997
Media type Hardcover
Pages 40
ISBN ISBN 1-56504-199-2

The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish is a book by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, first published in 1997 by White Wolf Publishing. It was republished in 2004 by Harper Children's with a new cover and afterword. The story is a retelling of the old tale of an object that gets swapped from person to person, until the original owner needs it back—and then has to swap possessions back again, step by step, to retrieve it.[1]

It is also available in Spanish,[2][3] French,[4] Italian,[5] Croatian,[6] and Portuguese.[7]

McKean adapted the cover artwork from The Day I Swapped My Dad for the 1999 Counting Crows album This Desert Life.

Reception[edit]

The book was well received, with positive reviews.[8][9][10] It won awards for the Newsweek Best Children’s Book (2003)[11] and the British Science Fiction Association award for Short Fiction (1997).[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish". Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish". Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ El dia que cambie a mi padre por dos peces de colores. ISBN 1-59497-076-9. 
  4. ^ Le jour où j'ai échangé mon père contre deux poissons rouges. ISBN 2-84055-557-3. 
  5. ^ Il giorno che scambiai mio padre per due pesci rossi. ISBN 88-04-53501-6. 
  6. ^ Dan kad sam trampio tatu za dve zlatne ribice. ISBN 86-7720-004-5. 
  7. ^ O dia em que troquei o meu pai por dois peixes vermelhos. ISBN 972-8658-30-3. 
  8. ^ "Neil Gaiman, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish". Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  9. ^ "The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, by Neil Gaiman and Dean McKean". Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  10. ^ "The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish". Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Neil Gaiman's Summer Reading List". Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  12. ^ "The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish". Retrieved January 6, 2012. 

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