The Collector's Edition Book and DVD Gift Set
Publication Date: September 12, 2006
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A Candlewick Press exclusive! A book and film DVD gift set
As Leon fishes out on the bayou one night, the moon goes dark and he is drawn into a mysterious and wonderful adventure, one that takes him all the way to the moon — and inside it. A jar of lightning bugs, a glorious carousel, a two-headed monster, and the intriguing Moongirl herself all play a part in this stunning picture book, based on the award-winning animated short film by celebrated animation director Henry Selick and packaged with a DVD of the complete film. Luminous artwork created for the storybook by Peter Chan (storyboard artist for the Harry Potter films) and Courtney Booker (digital storyboard artist for FINDING NEMO) transports readers to a mythical moonscape full of breathtaking possibilities.
Henry Selick is the director of such acclaimed animated films as THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. MOONGIRL, Henry Selick's first book for children, is based on the award-winning short film of the same name. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Peter Chan has designed and storyboarded numerous films, including LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE, and ANTZ. About MOONGIRL, he says, "Collaborating with Henry Selick was a great opportunity. Creating the visuals for the film and book was thoroughly enjoyable because this story has such heart and imagination." Peter Chan lives on San Juan Island in Washington State.
Courtney Booker's paintings have been exhibited in galleries around the U.S. She also works in the animated film industry, most recently on the feature films FINDING NEMO and THE INCREDIBLES. This is her first book. She lives in Portland, Oregon.