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The Boy Who Loved the Moon
by Rino Alaimo


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This beautiful adaptation of the beloved The Boy and The Moon winner of multiple international independent film awards tells the story of a boy who swims the deepest seas and slays the mightiest dragons to win the Moon s love.

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Overview

This beautiful adaptation of the beloved The Boy and The Moon winner of multiple international independent film awards tells the story of a boy who swims the deepest seas and slays the mightiest dragons to win the Moon s love.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781939629760
  • ISBN-10: 1939629764
  • Publisher: Familius
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-5


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-03-23
  • Reviewer: Staff

Italian filmmaker Alaimo offers a book adaptation of his 2012 short film, The Boy and the Moon. It’s a classic romance in which a knight pursues a lady—but the knight is a boy with an upturned nose, and the lady is the moon hanging in his window. Night-black spreads lit with warm, copper-tinged light show the boy diving into the sea for an exquisite pearl, then slaying a dragon for its diamond eye. But the moon rejects his gifts. At last he ties a rope around her to keep her in the sky as the sun rises, giving her, in a dazzling revelation of light, “the beauty of the colors of the day” and winning her love. Some readers may be puzzled by the boy’s devotion to the moon; it’s a crescent shape hanging in the sky with no visible reactions or expressions—a celestial object rather than a character. And while the book stops when the boy and the moon unite, the film continues on to a different conclusion. Still, it’s clear that Alaimo is a polished craftsman in both mediums. Ages 5–8. (May)

 
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