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Children's Fiction Bedtime & Dreams

The Boy and the Blue Moon

by (author) Sara O'Leary

illustrated by Ashley Crowley

Henry Holt and Co.
Initial publish date
Feb 2018
Bedtime & Dreams
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2018
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


On the night of a blue moon, a boy and his cat set out for a walk and find themselves on a magical adventure. Together they travel through fields of flowers, forests of towering trees, and lakes of deep dark blue. Flying through starry blue skies, they reach the blue moon. But the blue planet, Earth, calls the explorers home. Safely back in bed, the boy wonders—was it only a dream?


About the authors


Sara O'Leary est auteure de livres pour adultes et pour enfants. Parmi ses oeuvres les plus connues, la série à succès Henry et les albums This is Sadie, illustré par Julie Morstad et You Are One, illustré par Karen Klassen. Diplômée du programme de création littéraire de l'Université de la Colombie-Britannique, elle a enseigné la scénarisation et l'écriture pour enfants à l'Université Concordia.


Sara O'Leary is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. She is the author of the award-winning series of Henry books and This Is Sadie, illustrated by Julie Morstad, and You Are One, illustrated by Karen Klassen. A graduate of the UBC Creative Writing Program, she has taught screenwriting and writing for children at Concordia University in Montreal.

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Editorial Reviews

"As magical asThe Little Prince; as satisfying asWhere the Wild Things Are." —Kirkus Reviews,starred review, onThe Boy and the Blue Moon

"the evocative artwork and cozy wind-down message . . . make this a good choice for bedtime reading" —Booklist, onThe Boy and the Blue Moon

"A magical adventure or a dream—listeners to the tale can decide for themselves. A fun and appealing bedtime choice." —School Library Journal onThe Boy and the Blue Moon

"Crowley’s use of perspective combined with the glossy paper creates a lot of depth, as the light catches the darkest elements and makes them nearly glow. The fanciful, lyrical text and the boy’s shock of yellow hair make the book a bit reminiscent of The Little Prince" —The Horn Book onThe Boy and the Blue Moon

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