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MOON PLANE by Peter McCarty


by Peter McCarty & illustrated by Peter McCarty

Age Range: 3 - 6

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-8050-7943-2
Publisher: Henry Holt

A boy’s imagination carries him to great heights in this gentle adventure. When an airplane flies overhead, a small boy watches from the ground and wonders what it would be like to glide above a car on the highway, to soar past a train and to venture beyond a sailboat on the ocean. The aspiring little astronaut fantasizes traveling into outer space aboard the airplane and landing on the moon where he could jump and fly across the lunar landscape. But his imaginary moonwalk ends in time for him to be tucked safely into bed where he can pursue more aerial dreams. Softly shaded granular pencil drawings in muted grays echo the quiet text and capture the weightless wonder and timeless silence of flight in outer space. A simple and reassuring adaptation of the home-away/home-again theme with a lunar twist. Good bedtime fare. (Picture book. 3-6)