The Way Back Home

The Way Back Home Cover

The Way Back Home

By Oliver Jeffers; Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399250743, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2008

Description
From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit "The Day the Crayons Quit" comes an imaginative tale of friendship in a world where what makes us different isn't nearly as important as what makes us the same.
When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: He flies it into outer space Millions of miles from Earth, the plane begins to sputter and quake, its fuel tank on empty. The boy executes a daring landing on the moon . . . but there's no telling what kind of slimy, slithering, tentacled, fangtoothed monsters lurk in the darkness (Plus, it's dark and lonely out there.) Coincidentally, engine trouble has stranded a young Martian on the other side of the moon, and he's just as frightened and alone. Martian, Earthling it's all the same when you re in need of a friend.


About the Author
Oliver Jeffers is an author and illustrator.

Oliver Jeffers is an author and illustrator.