Created: 18th May, 2018

The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon

Author: David Almond
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
Publisher: Walker

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When Paul, the boy from the basement, ascends to floor 29 in the tower block where he lives, the friends he encounters there encourage and enable him to climb a ladder into the moon. A surreal story in which Paul discovers that ‘sausages are better than war’. Polly Dunbar’s imaginative illustrations are shown off to beautiful effect in colour in the larger format edition which is to be preferred to the smaller edition with black and white illustrations.