The Boy and the Moon by James Christopher Carroll

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It's midnight - a special time of night, when anything can happen. Wide awake long past his bedtime, a young boy slips outside his house to join some special friends in a nighttime jubilation. Complete with howls and whoops, they joyously celebrate the mystery and magic of the night, basking in the glow of the moonlight. They howled at the moon, they howled at life, and they howled with all things in the night. But their revelry comes to a halt when the moon is caught in the branches of a tree. Is anyone brave enough to climb the tree and save the moon? Gorgeous atmospheric paintings lure readers of all ages into believing that anything can happen - at midnight! J. (Jim) Carroll's work has been displayed around the world, including at the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science & Technology in Milan and at the United Nations in NYC. He has been an instructor at the School of Visual Arts and at the Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art. His work has also been featured in Zoom, HOW, PRINT and Communication Arts magazines. The Boy and the Moon is his first children's book.
 

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J. (Jim) Carroll’s work has been displayed around the world, including at the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science & Technology in Milan and at the United Nations in NYC. He has been an instructor at the School of Visual Arts and at the Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art. His work has also been featured inZoom, HOW, PRINTandCommunication Artsmagazines.The Boy and the Moonis his first children’s book.
 
Published December 10, 2011 by Sleeping Bear Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It’s midnight, and a boy with a teddy bear, a dog, a rabbit, an owl, a chicken, a toad and a flower gather in the backyard to dance and howl at the moon in joyous abandon.

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There's an overall eerie feel to Carroll's artwork that won't appeal to all tastes—the degree to which the moon and a flower are personified feels especially strange next to the actual boy—but the story has an undeniable pull, as "They howled at the moon, they howled at life, and they howled ...

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