Easily one of the best picture books in recent years.
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Tomi Ungerer, illustrator of Jeff Brown's original Flat Stanley and winner of the prestigious 1998 Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator Award, paints the man in the moon as a benevolent, soft-bodied man who curls up in "his shimmering seat in space." Most evenings, he looks over longingly at the happy, dancing earth people, until one night when he can't resist catching the fiery tail of a comet and hitching a ride to Earth. Ungerer, ever satirical, reports the resulting frenzy of authorities upon hearing the crash landing: "The noise brought hundreds of people from a nearby town. Soldiers sped to defend the earth. Firemen hastened to quench the flaming light. The ice cream man hurried to set up his stand for the spectators." Of course, when the crowd discovers the unidentified fallen object, "statesmen, scientists, and generals panicked." Moon Man is thrown in jail, facing criminal investigation! How will he ever return to his lunar dwelling? Kids will love this quirky "there's no place like home" tale, and Ungerer's gentle, funny mocking of "important people" won't be lost on anyone. (Ages 4 to 8) --Karin SnelsonAbout the Author:
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 Musee 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. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP84658890
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
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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
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