Martin on the Moon (Hardcover)
Owlkids, 9781926973166, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 15, 2012
An active daydreamer, Martin can't help his mind from wandering on the first day of school. His teacher's waving arms remind him of the seagulls that fly along the river banks, which reminds him of a summer trip he took with his mother, which reminds him of a poem he wrote, which reminds him...
When his teacher gently calls him back to Earth, Martin is embarrassed about his inattention. But when his whole class laughs along with him, Martin happily realizes that his imagination can help him make friends and have fun at school.
The spirit of this whimsical story comes alive through the pairing of inquisitive and unexpected words and simple yet surreal illustrations. Nominated for the Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l'enfance et la jeunesse in its original French, Martin on the Moon explores the poetry, beauty, and possibility of the first day of school.
About the Author
Luc Melanson has illustrated a number of award-winning children's books. In 2002 his book "Le grand voyage de monsier" (The Grand Journey of Mr. Man) won the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration and was also selected for the IBBY Canada Honour List. He lives in Laval, QC.
Praise For Martin on the Moon…
"No classroom clichés here. Rather, creativity and inspired teaching in full bloom."
— Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"My name is Martin. I wonder what their names are . . . If the girl in front of me had braids, she would look just like my friend Athena."
from the book