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Space Boy

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Space Boy

By Leo Landry

Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780618605682, 24pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2007

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Description

This world, decides Nicholas, is too noisy for him. Time to take a trip. He packs a snack, puts on his suit, and takes off . . . to the utterly quiet craters and vast deserts of the distant moon. In this utterly charming picture book, the allure of space travel and the longing for peace and quiet entice a young boy to take his space rocket to the moon for a picnic.



About the Author
Master minimalist Leo Landry once again shares the power of secret worlds in this unique fantasy for young children. A love of the moon and all things Apollo originated in Leo s childhood. He says he has distinct memories of playing a recording of the first moon landing while jumping off the front porch. He and his family live in Easton, Massachusetts."


Praise For Space Boy

[S]pare and jovial watercolor illustrations...a far-out bedtime read, including an understanding of the need to delay the inevitable --Kirkus 9/1/07

Kirkus Reviews

"This picture book offers plenty to enjoy...a lovely, childlike adventure..." Booklist 10/15/07 Booklist, ALA

"Kids who love outer space and rockets will adore this quiet, imaginative adventure." SLJ 10/2007 School Library Journal

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