The way back home /

by Jeffers, Oliver.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2008Edition: 1st American ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9780399250743 :; 0399250743.Title notes: $16.99 7-2008 (db)Subject(s): Moon -- Fiction | Space flight -- Fiction | Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction | Cooperativeness -- FictionSummary: Stranded on the moon after his extraordinary airplane takes him into outer space, a boy meets a marooned young Martian with a broken spacecraft, and the two new friends work together to return to their respective homes.
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From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes an imaginative tale of friendship in a world where what makes us different isn't nearly as important as what makes us the same. <br> <br> When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: He flies it into outer space! Millions of miles from Earth, the plane begins to sputter and quake, its fuel tank on empty. The boy executes a daring landing on the moon . . . but there's no telling what kind of slimy, slithering, tentacled, fangtoothed monsters lurk in the darkness! (Plus, it's dark and lonely out there.) Coincidentally, engine trouble has stranded a young Martian on the other side of the moon, and he's just as frightened and alone. Martian, Earthling--it's all the same when you're in need of a friend.

$16.99 7-2008 (db)

Stranded on the moon after his extraordinary airplane takes him into outer space, a boy meets a marooned young Martian with a broken spacecraft, and the two new friends work together to return to their respective homes.

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After a boy finds an airplane in his closet, he takes it for a spin and gets stuck on the moon. There he meets a likewise-stranded Martian. Together, they devise a plan that ensures each makes it home safely. Jeffers places his sparely drawn protagonists against expansive backdrops; their relative tininess underscores the story's tender emotions. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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