In this classic story by one of the world's best-loved and acclaimed storytellers for children, 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, but quickly finds himself thrown into jail by people who see him as 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. This is a beautifully illustrated, quirky and gently satiric fable that children and adults are sure to find delightful.
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‘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.’
‘[a] style marked by great originality of illustrative technique, and a use of language that refused to patronise his young readers’
Dazed & Confused
‘Watch the children, the subversive is back’
New York Times
‘ His ability to capture the absurd […] and inject […] subtle humour make this book a timeless classic’
‘The new editions look fresh and inviting, with creamy backdrop pages, crisp colors, and almost tangible textures.’
School Library Journal
‘Ungerer’s artwork is distinguished by bright colors and his own distinctive style, and his stories are a beguiling mix of humour, wisdom and worthwhile messages’
Tomi Ungerer is one of the world’s most famous and best-loved children’s authors. An illustrator, writer, designer, toy-collector and archivist of human absurdity, his work spans storybooks, poster designs, political campaigns and film. He is a recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen prize for illustration, and the Musée Tomi Ungerer, devoted exclusively to his work, opened in Strasbourg in 2007.
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Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, 1967. Book Condition: Fair. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP84658890
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Ex-library book. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 28L0160067A0
Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books 1967-03-01, 1967. Library Binding. Book Condition: Good. 0060262354 Ex-library book with usual markings. Clean text. SATISF GNTD + SHIPS W/IN 24 HRS. Sorry, no APO deliveries. Ships in a padded envelope with free tracking. v6 gs. Bookseller Inventory # 800154603
Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # 97800602623585.0
Book Description New York: Harper & Row, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Library edition; 1975 reprint edition. Very Good HC in Very Good DJ. Ex-library. Semi-gloss multi-color pictorial boards. Bright, clean, square covers and spine; rear cover has foxing-like marks on the 1/8 inch wide turn-ins; tightly bound; front free end paper removed; bright, clean interior with 1 inch black marker line on copyright page (showing thru to title page) - no other library markings. DJ is bright, clean and complete in paper-backed mylar; publisher's Harper Crest' label at lower spine; small library label on lower front corner at spine joint - no other library markings; 1 inch narrow scrape on rear cover. Large 4to, 40 pp; every page illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # 17971
Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, 1967. No binding. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-261-45-1855001
Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, 1967. No binding. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-261-45-1855001