Rave Reviews Log: Adventure

Saturday, May 08, 2010

The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon

By David Almond
Rating: 4 3/4 stars

In this quick and fabulous read, Paul is a lonely boy living in a basement apartment of a huge apartment building.  But one day when he tries to think of what to do, it pops into his head to go and touch the sky.  So Paul begins climbing the stairs to the top of his building, and on the way, he meets some very extraordinary people who challenge him, for the first time, to start thinking in extraordinary ways.  When Paul comes up with the notion that perhaps the moon isn't an object, but a hole in the sky, his new friends do whatever they can to help him prove his theory and Paul discovers that perhaps some crazy ideas are not at all crazy. Liberally illustrated with color pictures, readers will thoroughly enjoy this book from beginning to end.  An amazing small story that bursts with fabulous characters and possibilities.