Author(s): Tomi Ungerer
In this classic story by one of the world's best-loved and acclaimed storytellers for children, 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, but quickly finds himself thrown into jail by people who see him as 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. This is a beautifully illustrated, quirky and gently satiric fable that children and adults are sure to find delightful.
'Ungerer pokes gentle fun at self-important adults who are afraid of anything or anyone who is different or unfamiliar. His ability to capture the absurd [ - ] and inject [ - ] subtle humour make this book a timeless classic which deserves to be available to a whole new audience of children (and adults too).' Outside In, February 2011 'The new editions look fresh and inviting, with creamy backdrop pages, crisp colors, and almost tangible textures. The artwork - with its sleek graphic elements and breathtaking color blends - has an amazingly contemporary feel.' School Library Journal [USA], July 2009 'Ungerer's artwork is distinguished by bright colors and how own distinctive style, and his stories are a beguiling mix of humour, wisdom and worthwhile messages.; Buffalo News [USA], June 2009
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 Musee Tomi Ungerer, devoted exclusively to his work, opened in Strasbourg in 2007.
27 full colour illustrations, 650 words