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 (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) makes art and tells stories. His books include "How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found," which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children s Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; "The Way Back Home; The Incredible Book Eating Boy; The Great Paper Caper; The Heart and the Bottle," which was made into a highly acclaimed iPad application narrated by Helena Bonham Carter; "Up and Down, the New York Times bestselling Stuck; The Hueys in the New Sweater, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year;" "and This Moose Belongs to Me, "a "New York Times" bestseller. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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