NIGHT FLIGHT by Dominique Falda

NIGHT FLIGHT

by & illustrated by & translated by
Age Range: 5 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Sitting with his two companions, a cat and a bird, little Julian contemplates reaching a rabbit in the moon. The inventive Julian builds a ladder that is too short, and a flying machine that doesn't work. He finally comes up with the idea of a flying ship held up with balloons, but this, too, ultimately fails. Julian plummets to Earth and passes out. He awakens to soft hands cradling his head and--next thing we know--Julian is in love. Even a child's imagination can't make sense of the characters that newcomer Falda conjures. And the message is equally obscure: Does Julian fail in his quest? Does he come to his senses? Does falling in love nullify all other pursuits? None of these possibilities is satisfying. A journey into mediocrity. (Fiction/Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: Dec. 15th, 1994
ISBN: 1-55858-306-8
Page count: 28pp
Publisher: NorthSouth
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1994




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