Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

What would you do if you found an airplane in your closet? Would you fly it to the moon? In the book The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers, that's exactly what the little boy who finds such a flying craft decides to do. He's not sure what he will encounter on the moon, and when his plane runs out of fuel, he's stuck! Luckily, help comes along in an unusual and surprising way.

This is a fun story about making friends even if they live far away and very different. The spare, simple, quirky watercolor paintings and the storyline go well together. The story is a bit abrupt in the storytelling occasionally, leaving the reader to fill in the gaps, but overall it is still an interesting book.

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