The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon David Almond, Polly Dunbar

Walker Books Ltd
Hardback 128 pages

ISBN:
9781406314571
Size:
229 x 152 x 17mm
Published:
05 Apr 2010
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Overview

This is a magnificent tale of crackpot notions and sky-high courage - from David Almond, the master of magical realism, with illustrations by major new talent, Polly Dunbar. Paul believes that the moon is not the moon, but is a great hole in the sky. It's one of many strange ideas that he's never told anyone (at school he was told that he had no ideas at all), until he meets Molly, his irrepressible neighbour, who begins to convince him that his theory might just change the world. Helped by a very long ladder, some highly irregular characters, two rather worried parents and a great deal of community spirit, Paul takes to the sky. But his astonishing discovery there can't keep him away for long - what is waiting for him back at home is turning out to be better than he'd ever imagined...

Author

David Almond is one of the most exciting children's authors writing today. His acclaimed books include Skellig, winner of the Whitbread Children's Award and the Carnegie Medal; Kit's Wilderness, winner of the Smarties Award Silver Medal, Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal, and shortlisted for the Guardian Award; and The Fire-Eaters, winner of the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Gold Award and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. He lives in Northumberland. Polly Dunbar is a bright new talent in the world of children's books. The author and illustrator of Flyaway Katie (9781844285174), Dog Blue (9781844285143) and Penguin (9781844280650), she also illustrated Shoe Baby (9781406301618), written by her mother, distinguished author Joyce Dunbar. Polly lives in Brighton and was selected as the 2006 National Children's Book Week artist.

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