Field Trip to The Moon

By: John Hare

Climb aboard the spaceship bus for a fantastic field trip adventure to the moon. Once they land, students debark and set out with their teacher to explore. They jump over trenches and see craters and mountains on the moon’s surface and even Earth in the faraway distance. One student takes a break to draw some pictures, falls asleep, and wakes up to discover that the rest of the class and the spaceship are gone. How the student passes the time waiting to be rescued makes for a funny and unexpected adventure that will enchant children all over the galaxy.

With rich atmospheric art, John Hare’s wordless picture book invites children to imagine themselves in the story—a story full of surprises including some friendly space creatures. Published in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon walk, it is a perfect complement to discussions and lessons on the moon landing.

Full-color illustrations created with acrylic paint.

ISBN: 9780823442539

JLG Release: Oct 2019


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: School field trips , Moon , Outer space , Spaceships , Drawing , Crayons , Alien creatures , Stories without words

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Awards & Honors

Horn Book Fanfare - 2019
SLJ Best Books - 2019
Golden Duck Notable Picture Books List

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, The Horn Book Magazine*

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In this sweet and playful wordless book, a group of spacesuit-clad students arrives on the moon for a field trip. One child, carrying a box of crayons and a sketch-pad, hangs back from the crowd; and while the teacher lectures to the rest of the class, our student finds a spot behind a rock formation and begins to draw a picture of Earth. The child In this sweet and playful wordless book, a group of spacesuit-clad students arrives on the moon for a field trip. One child, carrying a box of crayons and a sketch-pad, hangs back from the crowd; and while the teacher lectures to the rest of the class, our student finds a spot behind a rock formation and begins to draw a picture of Earth. The child falls asleep, and a comical and skillfully paced series of images depicts the student abruptly waking to discover that the rest of the class has departed. Stranded on the moon, but self-possessed, the student begins to draw while awaiting rescue—and soon has company in the form of one-eyed moon creatures with whom the child shares some crayons, before being retrieved by the returned teacher. This sly but easy-to-follow linear narrative is told through a well-paced mix of panels (circular, horizontal, and vertical), full-pages, and double-page spreads, with pops of color (the yellow of the school bus–like space-ship, the color-filled crayon box) that are highly effective. The moon creatures, despite their minimalist features, are very expressive, as is the child—whose face remains hidden behind a space-mask until the last page.

Book Details

ISBN

9780823442539

First Release

October 2019

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

9 1/2" x 10 1/4"

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Holiday House

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

School field trips, Moon, Outer space, Spaceships, Drawing, Crayons, Alien creatures, Stories without words,

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