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In this beautifully illustrated and delightfully quirky tale by one of the world's best-loved and acclaimed storytellers, 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 and crash-lands on Earth, where he quickly finds himself thrown into jail by people who take him for 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.
About 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 Musée Tomi Ungerer, devoted exclusively to his work, opened in Strasbourg in 2007.
Origin: United States
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