Space Boy (Hardcover)

By Leo Landry

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780618605682, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2007

List Price: 16.99*
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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

Leo Landry is the author and illustrator of Grin and Bear It, Eat Your Peas, Ivy Louise, and Space Boy. He lives with his wife and daughter in Easton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit

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