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The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon

By Kristen Breck, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Fantastical tale will spark kids' imagination and curiosity.

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THE BOY WHO CLIMBED INTO THE MOON is a fast-paced, zany, and nonsensical fable of a boy who dreamed a dream. Young readers and literal thinkers may have trouble rolling with the arbitrary plot and dialogue, but those who can tolerate and enjoy unrealistic adventures will find this story delightful. The language is playful, the characters warm, and the goal outrageous.

And while the book is unreal, its messages aren't: Readers will see that imagination is necesary, taking risks is good, community is stronger than isolation, war is absurd, anything is possible, love makes things possible, creativity helps you reach your goal, tolerance is essential, and acceptance changes lives. Ultimately this is a whimsical, peculiar book with heart.

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