In this beautifully illustrated and delightfully quirky tale by one of the world's best-loved and acclaimed storytellers, the Man in the Moon looks down on the happy, dancing people on Earth every night, wishing he could join them. He hitches a ride on a passing comet and crash-lands on Earth, where he quickly finds himself thrown into jail by people who take him for an invader, rather than a friendly visitor. The Moon Man, however, has a most unusual – but perfectly logical – means of escape, and sets out to make his way back home.
Size: 305 x 231 mm (12 x 9 1/8 in)
Pages: 40 pp
Author: Tomi Ungerer
"Maurice Sendak, a friend of Ungerer's, thought him the most original children's book writer of his time."
"So strong and graphically interesting... It's art – illustration at the highest level."