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The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon

Written by David Almond

Illustrated by Polly Dunbar

The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon Synopsis

A magnificent tale of crackpot notions and sky-high courage - from David Almond, the master of magical realism, with illustrations by the award-winning 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...

The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon Press Reviews

There really is nobody quite like Almond writing in children's or adult's fiction today. (The Times) This deceptively simple, surreal tale about freedom, imagination and friendship is illustrated with quirky empathy by Polly Dunbar. (Sunday Times)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406354331
Publication date: 1st April 2014
Author: David Almond
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 128 pages

About David Almond

David Almond is the acclaimed author of 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. David has collaborated with Polly Dunbar on the highly acclaimed My Dad's a Birdman, and with Dave McKean on The Savage, Slog's Dad and Mouse Bird Snake Wolf. David lives in Hexham, Northumberland. To find out more about David and his books, go ...

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