The Boy who climbed into the moon

Written by David Almond

Illustrated by Polly Dunbar

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Author of the classic Skellig, and winner of the incredibly prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award, David Almond is a wholly original writer of magical and unusual stories that make anything and everything seem possible. Packed full of wonder and magic, this story tells of a boy who believes that the moon is not a real thing but just a hole in the sky. Full of wonder and speculation and helped out by his friends, Paul sets off with a very long ladder to find out if he is right or not. Travelling with him is a joyful and entertaining experience.

The Boy who climbed into the moon Synopsis

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...

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ISBN: 9781406354331
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406314571
Publication date: 05/04/2010
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406314571
Publication date: 5th April 2010
Author: David Almond
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Recommendations: Books of the Month, eBooks

About David Almond

David Almond was our Guest Editor in September 2011 CLICK HERE to see his choices. David Almond is the acclaimed author of many award-winning novels for children such as Skellig, Kit's Wilderness and My Name Is Mina, and has collaborated with artists Polly Dunbar, Dave McKean and Oliver Jeffers on fiction for younger readers. David's books sell all over the world, and in 2011 he was the recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in Hexham, Northumberland. Click here to read more information about the author. Julia Eccleshare on David Almond: One of the best-loved and finest writers of ...

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