The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon
David Almond Polly Dunbar
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Crackpot notions, community spirit, and sky high aspirations transform a quiet boy s life in this whimsical tale from the stellar team of David Almond and Polly Dunbar.There are some strange ideas floating around in Paul s apartment block There s Mabel, who now calls herself Molly and whose brother hides under a paper bag Then there s Clarence, the poodle who thinks he cCrackpot notions, community spirit, and sky high aspirations transform a quiet boy s life in this whimsical tale from the stellar team of David Almond and Polly Dunbar.There are some strange ideas floating around in Paul s apartment block There s Mabel, who now calls herself Molly and whose brother hides under a paper bag Then there s Clarence, the poodle who thinks he can fly But the strangest notion of all is Paul s You see, Paul believes that the moon is not the moon but a great hole in the sky And he knows that sausages are better than war How on earth or not will he find out if he is bonkers or a genius With a few equally bonkers or genius helpers and a very long ladder, that s how From a master of magical realism and a celebrated artist comes another delightfully outrageous expedition.
  • Title: The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon
  • Author: David Almond Polly Dunbar
  • ISBN: 9780763642174
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Hardcover

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Rizal Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
This book is beautiful inside out. The writing and illustrations are very very good. Awesome.
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Ege Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
Kaç yaşında olursak olalım hayal etmeye devam edelim. Hem "en kötü sosis bile savaşlardan daha iyi" değil midir?
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Jody Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
Wow, this book was really, really bad. It wasn't engaging, it was nonsensical in the least whimsical and endearing way possible, and the characters were bland and uninteresting. Apart from Fortuna at the end, who was quite possibly the most unlikable character I've come across in a children's book - even my seven year old daughter commented on how rude she was.Nope, nope, nope.
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Gem Ward Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
This was a joint read with my son. It was a wonderfully fantastical book which encourages children to use there imaginations and question life. It was a great little read with amazing illustrations. The characters were odd and brilliantly crackers. Great little book.
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Les McFarlane Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
Brilliant! Bonkers! Funny! Thought provoking!Not everyone's cup of tea but I loved it. Like being alongside Alice down the rabbit hole.
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belisa Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
hayal gücü tamam da uçarken kitabı çocuklara yazdığını unutmamalı insan
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Nicola Mansfield Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
I have actually never read David Almond before and the title of this book grabbed me and gave me my chance to finally read him.A whimsical story full of the unbelievable where a lonely boy who lives in a basement apartment, is rather shy, and does not like school but then school does not like him either takes a day off learns about living life to the fullest through a set of quirky characters and fantastical events.One must set reality aside for this story. The people and events that Paul meets [...]
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Laura Hayes Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
This story is about a young boy called Paul who is bored of living in his basement flat. He doesn’t like school, and school does not really like him. Paul believe that the moon is a hole in the sky. He decides to test out his theory. Along the way Paul meets some friends who believe in him and his mission. This story is best read at upper key stage two. KS2 children will able to relate to having dreams that are unrealistic but they will find this story every enjoyable. While the book is unreal [...]
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Jess Hancock Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
I loved this book! And why not see the moon as a hole in the sky? The illustrations really make it work and the humour is just brilliant! PTSD, split personality, obsessed sports people, but then the building comes alive with the help of a ladder. Who would have thought all this would feature in this book? Such a wonderful idea for a story. Sausages are better than war you know.
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Elizabeth Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
Love this book. It is such an imaginative, creative, and exciting children's book. I found myself laughing out loud at all the play on words that Almond usesI wonder if children will catch on to all of the small details, but either way, it is a great and quick read.
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Edward Sullivan Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
Assisted by an eccentric assortment of neighbors and friends and a very tall ladder, a boy attempts to prove the moon is nothing more than a big hole in the sky.
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Jennifer Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
(Read out loud to my two youngest children) Very cute. Whimsical. Weird. Reminded me of Roald Dahl (without the darker elements) or of The Phantom Tollbooth (if I'm remembering correctly), or The Little Prince. The story just flowed along, seeming to follow the author's stream of consciousness. Here's the main premise: what would happen if the moon isn't the moon? I'll just leave it at that. Nice illustrations.
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Anna Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
I loved this book. It was silly and lovely and had great, fun characters. The illustrations were delightful and added fun to the story.
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Donna Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
One day Paul was sick and stayed home from school. He lived in a large apartment block (building) in a basement unit with his parents. Because he lived underground, he sometimes felt far away from everything. So on this day that he was sick, he decided that he wanted to touch the sky. After beginning his journey from his basement apartment up the stairwell to the top floor he runs into all kinds of comical characters. There is Harry the jogger, Mabel who has switched identities with her twin sis [...]
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Jane G Meyer Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
I read this book thinking of two perspectives--my own, and that of a young, middle grade child.Personally, I enjoyed these quacky characters and young Paul's adventure of learning to be both creative, and brave. It felt as though the author went into a creative trance while writing this book and didn't come out until the end. All the silly twists and turns--some of them that really didn't even make much sense, but didn't need to since there was very little plot.I like this kind of book. One that [...]
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Caren Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
The author, best known for his book, "Skellig", has just won the IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Hans Christian Andersen Author Award for 2010. This prestigious award is given for an author's lifetime body of work, which has been judged to have made "lasting contributions to children's literature": an impressive award indeed! This work of magical realism, illustrated by Polly Dunbar, is quirky and touching. Paul, shy and quiet, comes out of his shell as he meets the off-beat [...]
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Brandon Meacham Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
First things first: This is a children's tale.It just drove me nuts my critical brain screaming "That's wrong. That's impossible. Why is this person behaving this way!?" But I digress. What is the story? One day a young boy decides he wants to touch the sky, really touch it. Alright. Along the way he meets a curious cast of characters who help him and with a little game he thinks the moon isn't a physical object but an empty space in the sky. A "Hole in the sky" as he puts it and he wants to tou [...]
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Embrc Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
Paul is a rather lonely boy who decides not to go to school one day. He ends up on a fantastical adventure with various oddball/eccentric neighbors. These neighbors all try to help him prove his theory that the moon is just a hole in the sky. This got good reviews and I'm sure some kids with enjoy reading it, but to me Almond was trying too hard to suspend reality much in the vain that Dahl so easily executed, but didn't seem to work for Almond. The various adventures in trying to reach the moon [...]
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Mehsi Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
What the hell did I just read. :| This was a vague, inconsistent, weird story.Also inconsistencies: At page 31 Paul's Dad drives a taxi (thus taxi-driver), yet on page 109 when Paul is asked about his dad's job it is suddenly window cleaner. On page 96/97 you see Fortuna in the cannon/flying through the sky, just as you will see her in the moon, no helmet present. Yet, described on those pages in text is that she was wearing a silver helmet. Then on page 120 Fortuna tells about the cannon she wa [...]
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Doreen Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
I spent a wonderful evening reading this to my son. I think he could have read this on his own- but it was just too much fun to read it out loud to him. Almond inspired me to give several characters funny voices. We laughed out loud at several points in the book. My son made some connections to another Almond book- indeed there were many to be made. This book is appropriate for most children of school age; however, for some students, be sensitive to the fact that this novel contains anti-war sen [...]
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Carmine Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
Zany, but not really laugh out loud. more of a quiet "hmmmmm, this is absolutely ludicrous." Theater of the absurd for 2/3rd graders without the tragic side. the unpredictable world that mirrors our own sort of way. Also, reading it felt a bit like watching improv theater- you're not really sure what the character is going to say next and some times what comes out is more successful than other times. Look! I am my own twin!There is a lot of trying to do who knows whatok, trying to reach the moon [...]
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Ümit Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
"Arkadaşlar, komşular!" diye bağırdı.Hiçbir şey olmadı. Belki de sesi, kentin derinden gelen sürekli uğultusu içinde yitip gidiyordu. Belki de arkadaşlar ve komşular, tabak dolusu sosisten ya da boş televizyon konuşmaları yüzünden ağırlaşmış ya da yorucu bir günün ardından koltukların üstünde içleri geçmiş horluyorlardı. Belki de sesi, apartman blokunun dimdik duvarlarına çarpıp yansıyor, gökyüzünün bitimsiz karanlığı içinde boşuna sekerek yükseliyo [...]
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Cynthia Egbert Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
I AM IN LOVE! There are few things I adore more than falling in love with a new author that I stumbled upon in what could not have been an accident. David Almond is such an author for me. I found Skellig while stuck at the library in a snowstorm and now I am going to devour everything that he has ever written. I am so excited. As for this book, it is sweet and imaginative and filled with both adventure and love and that is what a story written for young people should be all about. A quick, light [...]
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Deanna Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
Shy basement dwelling Paul is lured out of his comfort zone to explore a theory he has about the moon. Along the way he (and his very present parents) encounter a cast of quirky characters. This magical realism story is reminiscent of Daniel Pinkwater's work in its episodic and whimsical quality. I was not, however, able to roll with this as easily as in Pinkwater's stories. The arbitrary and often abrupt changes in plot seemed purposeless and it wasn't nearly as funny. I did appreciate some of [...]
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Anthony Burt Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
What a joyous, upbeat little children's book this was! Almond's quirky sense of community spirit mixed with a magical sentiment and heartily-drawn characters - on top of great illustrations - makes a very readable little adventure. It's about a boy with strange notions of climbing through the moon (because he believes it's just a hole) and all the lovely, strange characters he meets along the way to reach his goal. And, actually, there is one very special, fairytale moment in the story that made [...]
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Victoria Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
What a suitable time to read this book! it's the mid autumn festival! David Almond brings us to his imaginative world in this book where we're brought to question a child's imagination. If education were stifling and a constrain to our wonders, this is the book that shows an alternative mind, where random ideas are explored and furthered. "He sat on the edge. At his back were the night, the world, the universe, going on forever. In front of him just endless silvery light. His legs dangled down i [...]
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Bethany Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
What an unusual story. Paul, not particularly liking school, stays home one day to touch the sky. Along the way, he meets several peculiar people who live in his apartment building. There's Harry, always running somewhere; Clara and her yappy poodle, Clarence; and there's Mabel (or is it Molly?) who lives on the top floor with perfect access to the sky. When Paul's frantic parents find him, they join Molly (or is it Mabel?) on an adventure to see her brother and discover what the moon really is. [...]
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Tamsyn Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
This is an unusual book from David Almond, for a younger audience than most of his earlier books. I haven't read him in a while, and this book struck me as different. Lots of illustrations will appeal to readers relatively new to chapter books, as well as the whimsy and preposterous of the premise: a boy who thinks that the moon is not solid, but a hole in the sky. A more-than-quirky cast of characters.
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Jennifer Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
Feels a bit like a Polly Horvath knock-off, without the poetic styleor, you know, the point. Plus I keep expecting the characters to hock up owl pellets, a la Almond's Skellig. Attractive illustrations help distract from the fact that even as the title's goal is acheived, not much is actually happening here. Odd, and not entirely displeasing, but overall this Boy falls flat when it comes to whimsy.
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OCLS Staff Jun 15, 2019 - 20:44 PM
This silly story made me laugh! A boy climbs to the top of his apartment building, then up a very long ladder, until he gets to the moon. This book will stretch your imagination and make you wonder if you could climb into the moon. Dream Big (Summer Reading Program 2012) recommended bookAvailable from OCLS in print and e-audiobookformats.
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The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon By David Almond Polly Dunbar Crackpot notions, community spirit, and sky high aspirations transform a quiet boy s life in this whimsical tale from the stellar team of David Almond and Polly Dunbar.There are some strange ideas floating around in Paul s apartment block There s Mabel, who now calls herself Molly and whose brother hides under a paper bag Then there s Clarence, the poodle who thinks he cCrackpot notions, community spirit, and sky high aspirations transform a quiet boy s life in this whimsical tale from the stellar team of David Almond and Polly Dunbar.There are some strange ideas floating around in Paul s apartment block There s Mabel, who now calls herself Molly and whose brother hides under a paper bag Then there s Clarence, the poodle who thinks he can fly But the strangest notion of all is Paul s You see, Paul believes that the moon is not the moon but a great hole in the sky And he knows that sausages are better than war How on earth or not will he find out if he is bonkers or a genius With a few equally bonkers or genius helpers and a very long ladder, that s how From a master of magical realism and a celebrated artist comes another delightfully outrageous expedition.

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