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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Almond Narrator: Anne Flosnik Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9781441890047
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Crackpot notions, community spirit, and sky-high aspirations transform a quiet boy’s life in this whimsical tale from the stellar team of David Almond and Polly Dunbar.

There are some strange ideas floating around in Paul’s apartment block. There’s Mabel, who now calls herself Molly and whose brother hides under a paper bag. Then there’s Clarence, the poodle who thinks he can fly. But the strangest notion of all is Paul’s. You see, Paul believes that the moon is not the moon but a great hole in the sky. And he knows that sausages are better than war. How on earth (or not) will he find out if he is bonkers or a genius? With a few equally bonkers (or genius) helpers and a very long ladder, that’s how! From a master of magical realism and a celebrated artist comes another delightfully outrageous expedition.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenni | 6/10/2011

    " A sweetly innocent tale of nonsense and whimsy, The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon reminded me of why David Almond is one of my favorite children's authors. Anne Flosnik performs wonderfully as the audiobook narrator. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rodney | 4/8/2011

    " this was weird, but an ok short read, it was "out there" overt type creative writing, far from subtle, this author wrote Skellig which was much better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 2/2/2011

    " I loved this book. Dunbar's illustrations compliment Almond's words, and the story is quirky and whimsical without being too cutesy. Perfect to be read to children of 4 or 5 upwards, and I would say 7 or 8 reading on their own; also the kind of story parents enjoy reading to their children! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 11/15/2010

    " I really did not like this book. It was one of those that I thought I should like, but I just couldn't. I did like the illustrations, but felt the book was just a tad too "out there". I couldn't picture any kid at my library who I would recommend this too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 10/13/2010

    " Quirky, overall good read. Amazing illustrations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peg | 8/6/2010

    " Not surprisingly, this is an odd mix of realism and fantasy, with even odder characters hindering the plot. Yet with the right child, this might resonate, with its themes of loneliness and dealing with differences. The language flows, but the reader must suspend disbelief from the start. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tess | 8/6/2010

    " Odd, slow and pedantic; this book was finished only because I had nothing else to do than read it while waiting for my car to be fixed. At first, I envisioned it to be like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with its whimsical nature. Sadly, it fell far, far, short. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaethe | 4/20/2010

    " It's not like anything else I can think of. Sort of a modern urban fairy tale not based on anything else. Enchanting.

    Library copy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donalyn | 3/18/2010

    " I think this book tried too hard. I thought it was weird and obscure. The characters were too outrageous and I cannot imagine children enjoying the story. "

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About the Author
Author David Almond

David Almond has received several major awards, including a Hans Christian Andersen Award, a Carnegie Medal, two Whitbread Awards, an Eleanor Farjeon Award, and a Michael L. Printz Award. He is known worldwide as the author of Skellig, Clay, and many other plays, stories, and novels, including The Boy Who Swam with Piranha. David Almond lives in England.

About the Narrator

Anne Flosnik, a seasoned audiobook narrator, has over four hundred titles to her credit and several awards and distinctions, including AudioFile Earphones Awards, a USA Today Recommended Listening selection, and the American Library Association’s Special Services to Children Award. She has also been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She is an accomplished actress with lead credits on stage, on television, and in commercials and voice-overs.