The Dog and the Moon

The Dog and the Moon

Alice Barberini

Original Title
Il cane e la luna
Published
Orecchio acerbo, 2015
Genre
Picture books
Pages
84
Rights Sold
French
Korean
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The Dog and the Moon

Alice Barberini

A little dog working in a circus falls in love with a paper moon hanging down the ceiling. It’s a complicated love story. The paper moon is old and broken and it’s ready to be thrown away. The dog escapes from the circus with the moon in its cart, but once in the big city, Paris, it experiences loneliness, hunger and cold, until a young boy picks the dog up. Even the paper moon that was left on the ground finds a new place in the world: it is 1902 and the elegant man who picks it up is Georges Méliès. The poster of “Le Voyage dans la lune” will make the paper moon famous forever.

Read about the making of The Dog and the Moon on Picturebook Makers’s blog here.

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