Rocket Boy

Rocket Boy

by Damon Lehrer
Publisher: David R. Godine
Hardcover, 36 pages
List Price: $17.95 Sale Price: $14.36

What would you do if your doodles became real? If they rose right off the page, turning tangible, and in them you could fly to the moon, or discover the deep sea? In Rocket Boy, this bewitchingly wordless picture book reminiscent of Harold and the Purple Crayon, one young child explores the boundless reaches of his imagination. Armed only with a pencil and a pad of paper, he transports himself into adventures where he meets new friends, visits unseen landscapes, and makes his way back home again to his own bed before dawn. Damon Lehrer's visual narrative, a penciled mix of line work and sketches, materializes in the mind and exceeds the use of words. Lehrer opens up a charming world to readers of all ages, through this little boy who quite literally draws us in.

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