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The Boy and the Moonimal

Written by Debi Gliori

Illustrated by Debi Gliori

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The Boy and the Moonimal Review

Adventure Stories Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers

A gorgeous story of lost and found and love everlasting

This is a story of true love, and one of the most heartwarming picture books you’re likely to read. It’s told by Moonimal, a very odd-looking (though still sweet) cuddly toy. Moonimal is found in a junk shop by Boy and from that moment the two are inseparable, it’s Moonimal and Boy forever. Until one terrible day when, on a walk in the woods, Boy falls, breaks his glasses and drops Moonimal. Poor little toy, alone in the woods and quite lost. Moonimal is adopted though first by a family of rabbits then by friendly deer though it seems unlikely the two friends will ever be reunited. But fate intervenes and against all the odds Moonimal is found by Boy by chance on an icy, windswept mountain. A new story begins then as Moonimal, washed, repaired and loved as much as ever, is tucked up with Boy’s new baby. Debi Gliori’s beautifully expressive illustrations catch all the drama, the loneliness Moonimal feels and the joy of the reunion. It’s a gorgeous story of lost and found, full of reassurance for little children about the everlasting nature of love and its power to magic happy endings.

Andrea Reece

The Boy and the Moonimal Synopsis

Moonimal and Boy are ALWAYS together. Until, one terrible day, Moonimal gets lost in the woods. How will he survive all alone in the wild? And will he ever find Boy again?

Journey through dense forests, across rushing rivers and to the heights of snow-covered mountains to discover a bond that can never be broken.

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ISBN: 9781408892916
Publication date: 10/06/2021
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408892916
Publication date: 10th June 2021
Author: Debi Gliori
Illustrator: Debi Gliori
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories

About Debi Gliori

Debi started writing children's books in 1976, then attended art school in Edinburgh from 1979 to 1984. She received a travelling scholarship award to go to Milan, and worked as a freelance from 1984 onwards. She lives and works in Scotland, and her studio is situated in a thirteenth-century herb garden. She now has four children and her book No Matter What is dedicated to them. Debi Gliori is the author/illustrator of many books for children including Mr Bear, the winner of a Children's Book Award. DEBI GLIORI is the award-winning author and illustrator of many Bloomsbury picture books including the Alfie series, ...

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