Over The Moon by Rachel Vail

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While rehearsing a Broadway-style production of the familiar nursery rhyme, Hiram Diddle Diddle and a violin-playing cat encourage a cow to keep jumping until she makes it OVER the moon.
 

About Rachel Vail

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Rachel Vail is the author of the Friendship Ring series; the Avery sisters trilogy, which includes the critically acclaimed "Lucky", "Gorgeous", and "Brilliant"; and the novels "If We Kiss"; "Do-Over"; "Ever After"; "You, Maybe"; d"Daring to be Abigail"; and "Wonder". Rachel is also the author of the picture books "Righty and Lefty: A Tale of Two Feet", "Sometimes I'm Bombaloo", and "Jibberwillies at Night". Rachel lives in New York City with her husband and their two sons. Scott Nash is an award-winning illustrator of the Flat Stanley series and Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields. His design firm, Nashbox Studios, has lent its expertise to such kid-centric brands as PBS, Nickelodeon, and Disney. He lives in Maine. You can visit him online at www.scottnash.com.
 
Published September 1, 1998 by Orchard Books (NY). 32 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Vail (Daring to be Abigail, 1996, etc.) reimagines a nursery rhyme as a Broadway production headed for disaster;

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``Large doses of authentic preteen jocularity'' infuse what PW called a ``fresh and appealing slice of junior high achool life,'' in which eighth-grader Whit Levy confronts assorted tribulations.

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The star of this fresh and appealing slice of junior high school life, eighth grader Whitman Levy, appeared briefIy in Vail's first book, Wonder.

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"Vail delivers a hilarious and exuberant twist on a classic nursery rhyme, and Nash's crisp watercolors play a crucial supporting role," said PW in a starred review.

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A lovely, ever-so-hefty cow takes center stage--literally--as a monkey named Hiram Diddle Diddle (Hi for short) directs her in a stage production of his rhyme.

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