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Moon Plane

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Publisher Comments:

Can airplanes fly to the moon? This one can!
 
Above the clouds an airplane flies into the sky.                                

On the ground a small boy looks up.

A young boy sees a plane overhead and imagines himself in it, traveling all the way to the moon. What does he see on his way? With characteristically spare prose, Caldecott Honor winner Peter McCarty invites readers along for an imaginary trip from the earth to the moon and back again, visiting trains, planes, and boats along the way. McCartys luminous illustrations make the boys fantasy into a dreamlike journey that ends in his mothers arms—a perfect way to end the day.

Peter McCarty is the author and illustrator of Little Bunny on the Move, Baby Steps, and Hondo and Fabian, for which he won a Caldecott Honor. He lives with his wife and two children in Upstate New York.

Review:

"McCarty's (Hondo and Fabian) silvery-white pencil illustrations and unadorned sentences make for an evanescent airplane journey. A vintage twin-engine aircraft (the popular Douglas DC-3, introduced in 1935) soars into fluffy gray-and-white clouds as the book begins. 'On the ground/ a small boy/ looks up./ He wonders/ what it would be like/ to be on that flight.' Readers see a boy with a dandelion puff of light hair, knee-deep in fuzzy lichen-gray grass, then inside the plane, gazing out the window with a look of wonderment. The plane passes over an olive-gold convertible and 'a train/ speeding down the tracks,' allowing for another '30s reference to the famous Santa Fe Super Chief passenger line. This is no ordinary voyage, however, because the mysterious plane 'would fly into/ outer space.' McCarty shows it leaving Earth's orbit and gliding over a cratered but soft-focus Moon surface. The young passenger, in luminous astronaut gear, steps out and takes some weightless hops before climbing back aboard. In a haunting image whose layout recalls Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World, the child runs home through the soft grass, then into the arms of his mother, who has been taking laundry off the line as an airplane flies high above. McCarty's narrative unfolds in a whisper, with quiet words and cushiony layers of soothing gray. Despite a potentially exciting blastoff, the classic machines never sputter or roar, and every detail seems well-insulated in reverie. This bedtime story for flight fans has the loft of a goose-down pillow. Ages 3-6. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Can airplanes fly to the moon? This one can!
 
Above the clouds an airplane flies into the sky.                                

On the ground a small boy looks up.

A young boy sees a plane overhead and imagines himself in it, traveling all the way to the moon. What does he see on his way? With characteristically spare prose, Caldecott Honor winner Peter McCarty invites readers along for an imaginary trip from the earth to the moon and back again, visiting trains, planes, and boats along the way. McCartys luminous illustrations make the boys fantasy into a dreamlike journey that ends in his mothers arms—a perfect way to end the day.

 
Moon Plane is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author

Peter McCarty is the author and illustrator of Hondo & Fabian, T Is for Terrible, Little Bunny on the Move, and Baby Steps. He lives with his wife and two children in upstate New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805079432
Author:
Mccarty, Peter
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Illustrator:
McCarty, Peter
Author:
McCarty, Peter
Subject:
Airplanes
Subject:
Flight
Subject:
Transportation
Subject:
Transportation - General
Subject:
Science & Technology - Astronomy/Space
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Moon
Subject:
Children s-Imagination and Play
Subject:
Bedtime & Dreams
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.28 x 9.38 x 0.435 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
02-05

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "McCarty's (Hondo and Fabian) silvery-white pencil illustrations and unadorned sentences make for an evanescent airplane journey. A vintage twin-engine aircraft (the popular Douglas DC-3, introduced in 1935) soars into fluffy gray-and-white clouds as the book begins. 'On the ground/ a small boy/ looks up./ He wonders/ what it would be like/ to be on that flight.' Readers see a boy with a dandelion puff of light hair, knee-deep in fuzzy lichen-gray grass, then inside the plane, gazing out the window with a look of wonderment. The plane passes over an olive-gold convertible and 'a train/ speeding down the tracks,' allowing for another '30s reference to the famous Santa Fe Super Chief passenger line. This is no ordinary voyage, however, because the mysterious plane 'would fly into/ outer space.' McCarty shows it leaving Earth's orbit and gliding over a cratered but soft-focus Moon surface. The young passenger, in luminous astronaut gear, steps out and takes some weightless hops before climbing back aboard. In a haunting image whose layout recalls Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World, the child runs home through the soft grass, then into the arms of his mother, who has been taking laundry off the line as an airplane flies high above. McCarty's narrative unfolds in a whisper, with quiet words and cushiony layers of soothing gray. Despite a potentially exciting blastoff, the classic machines never sputter or roar, and every detail seems well-insulated in reverie. This bedtime story for flight fans has the loft of a goose-down pillow. Ages 3-6. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Can airplanes fly to the moon? This one can!
 
Above the clouds an airplane flies into the sky.                                

On the ground a small boy looks up.

A young boy sees a plane overhead and imagines himself in it, traveling all the way to the moon. What does he see on his way? With characteristically spare prose, Caldecott Honor winner Peter McCarty invites readers along for an imaginary trip from the earth to the moon and back again, visiting trains, planes, and boats along the way. McCartys luminous illustrations make the boys fantasy into a dreamlike journey that ends in his mothers arms—a perfect way to end the day.

 
Moon Plane is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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