Stays Crunchy in Milk
Adam P. Knave
They were four: Wereberry the strawberry werewolf, Choco-Ra the chocolate mummy, The Creature From the Fruit Lagoon (his friends call him “T.C.”), and Cherrygeist the… well she was a ghost. At least, until she wasn’t. One day, she wasn’t there at all. And then they were three.
Three friends who have sworn to search for her to the ends of the world and beyond – to find and save her.
Through familiar lands to places startling and unknown – across looming castles, endless battlefields and simple brick roads – these three friends will hunt and search and scour every inch. Along the way they’ll have to rely on a whole lot of luck and a little bit of charm, but mostly each other.
A fairy tale for the super-sugar generation, Stays Crunchy in Milk is a road novel packed with 100% of your recommended daily allowance of essential action and adventure. And it’s a delicious part of a nutritious breakfast.
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This is my kind of book! Stays Crunchy In Milk is that rare story with both heart and substance. Adam Knave deftly reexamines the pop cultural elements of his childhood then reshapes them into wondrous things both familiar and new. Knave’s engrossing story transforms his love for his early memories into an exciting adventure novel. Its narrative swept me right along. I really cared about what happened next. Two thumbs up from me. Four paws up from Roger Rabbit. —Gary K. Wolf, Creator of Roger Rabbit
An imaginative work that uses pop culture icons in a highly entertaining way. A fine example that fun stories need not fit into one specific genre. — Alan Kistler, Comic Book Historian, MTV.COM
In Crunchy, Adam Knave hits a unique yet wholly familiar vein that is both hilarious and nostalgic. An outstanding work of pure imagination, the story will make you laugh until your sides hurt. The characters are simply brilliant – truly original yet sprinkled with just enough retro charm to make them seem like people (or creatures) you’ve know all your life. This is one book you don’t want to miss. — Byron Starr, author of Ace Hawkins and the Wrath of Santa Claus and Doppelganger
There exists a world that we all know and love, yet have never truly seen before. Adam gives a first glimpse of this fantastic land full of familiar characters and opens the door wide for everyone to join along for fun and adventure! — Chris Giarrusso, author/illustrator of G-MAN and MINI MARVELS
…I was surprised and delighted to find that the novel is actually terrifically engaging and charming and not at all snarky. It is, in fact, really very uplifting, a story of hope and friendship and loyalty. All in all, it’s a remarkable piece of work [...] and I recommend it with a clear conscience to all of you, whether you’re old enough to remember Count Chocula or not. — Greg Hatcher, Comics Should Be Good
I’ve just this weekend finished reading Adam Knave’s Stay Crunchy in Milk. Adam had described it to me as a pop-culture fairy tale, which at first worried me, since I’m not well-versed in pop culture — but if you’re similarly situated, fear not, this is a tale that transcends the trappings. The thing about reading Knave is that nothing ever is as it appears. Yes, you can read his work on one level and be all happy, because he follows the ‘Entertain first’ rule. Stays Crunchy in Milk is indeed entertaining: you get a buddy film, an adventure romp, a often laugh-out-loud off kilter view of the world that surrounds us; it’s all good. – C.B. Potts, Smart Shoppers Secrets