The Rooftop Rocket Party by Roland Chambers
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A boy with a passion for rockets heads to New York and discovers--to his amazement and delight--that the water tanks adorning the city's rooftops are really rocket ships and that the Man-in-the-Moon is giving a birthday party. A quirky, delightful text and distinctive illustrations make this a notable picture book debut.
 

About Roland Chambers

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Roland Chambers attended Edinburgh University, the Polish National Film School, and New York University. He lives in London, England.
 
Published October 1, 2002 by Andersen Press. 40 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Travel, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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The Man in the Moon, whose elegant resemblance to Doctor Gass goes unmentioned, hosts the bounciest, most joyful party Finn could have hoped for, complete with a hunt through shimmery moon caves, a picnic that tastes “like nothing on earth,” and a tune on a “pale violin.” Terrific use of watercol...

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With an understated style, Chambers, a newcomer to children's books, creates the rocket scientist Doctor Gass, whose brain brims with "mathematical certainty," and Finn, an imaginative boy who comes to stay with him and wonders where the man keeps his rockets ("In a very secret and unusual place,...

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