The Boy Who Loved the Moon (Hardcover)

By Rino Alaimo

Familius, 9781939629760, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2015

List Price: 16.95*
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This beautiful adaptation of the beloved The Boy and The Moon—winner of multiple international independent film awards—tells the story of a boy who swims the deepest seas and slays the mightiest dragons to win the Moon’s love.

About the Author

Rino Alaimo works as a cartoonist and filmmaker. The Boy Who Loved the Moon was his first book, adapted from his own short film that has won accolades around the world. He holds a degree in art history from the University of Genoa in Italy. He resides in Italy.

Praise For The Boy Who Loved the Moon

"Night-black spreads lit with warm, copper-tinged light show the boy diving into the sea for an exquisite pearl, then slaying a dragon for its diamond eye . . . It’s clear that Alaimo is a polished craftsman in both mediums."
- Publishers Weekly

"An atmospheric version of the author's prizewinning short film, a lad woos—and ultimately wins—the Moon . . . In video and on paper, the art casts an evocative glow."
- Kirkus Review

"It leaves the reader breathless with delight. The Boy Who Loved the Moon is a transcending experience for children and adults."
- Midwest Book Review

   “Each page is a wonderland of beauty. It may be classed as a children’s book, but it is something for people far beyond the age of childhood and is certainly a booklover’s and collector’s item.”
- Kids’ Book Review

“…A touching tale about a boy and his love of the moon, a love that will not be denied, beautifully illustrated.”
- Kinderlit

“A magical hero’s story. Moving and inspiring.”
- Rick Walton, author of over 100 published children’s books

“The Boy Who Loved the Moon is a truly breath-taking story, with themes of love, perseverance and determination….This is certainly a book to be treasured.”
- Honey Bee Books