The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon

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The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon
Written by David Almond
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763642177
ISBN-13: 9780763642174
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The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon

author: David Almond
illustrator: Polly Dunbar

There are some strange ideas floating around in Paulís apartment block. Thereís Mabel, who now calls herself Molly and whose brother hides under a paper bag. Then thereís Clarence, the poodle who thinks he can fly. But the strangest notion of all is Paulís. You see, Paul believes that the moon is not the moon but a great hole in the sky. And he knows that sausages are better than war. How on earth (or not) will he find out if he is bonkers or a genius? With a few equally bonkers (or genius) helpers and a very long ladder, thatís how! From a master of magical realism and a celebrated artist comes another delightfully outrageous expedition.

Crackpot notions, community spirit, and sky-high aspirations
transform a quiet boyís life in this whimsical tale from the stellar team of David Almond and Polly Dunbar. (Ages 8-12)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$15.99 / $18.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763642177 / 9780763642174
on sale date:
04/2010
type/format:
Fiction - Illustrated Middle-grade / Hardback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
128 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
Humorous Stories; Fantasy & Magic; Imagination & Play; Lifestyles; Visionary & Metaphysical;
author’s comments:
David Almond is known worldwide as the multi-award-winning author of Skellig, Kitís Wilderness, Clay, Jackdaw Summer, and many other books and plays. He is also the author of The Savage, illustrated by Dave McKean, and My Dadís a Birdman, with art by Polly Dunbar. He lives in Northumberland, England.
illustrator’s comments:
Polly Dunbar is the author-illustrator of many childrenís books, including Dog Blue, Penguin, and four stories featuring Tilly and Friends. She is also the co-creator with David Almond of My Dadís a Birdman. Polly Dunbar lives in Brighton, England.
 
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