Bicycling To The Moon

bicycling to the moonPurdy the cat and Barker the dog live in a sky blue house on top of a hill. Purdy dreams big. He wants to bicycle to the moon, win the singing contest, fly south with the migrating birds, be Supercat, and search for treasure. Barker is Purdy’s good friend, who likes to garden and take care of the house. The twenty short stories take place over a year and are accompanied by clever, quirky cartoon-style illustrations rendered in oil pastels, crayon, and watercolor. This laugh out-loud chapter book about two very opposite friends was written by Finland’s top children’s writer. mjw
Title: Bicycling To The Moon
Author: Timo Parvela
: Virpi Talvite
: Gecko Press.  Wellington, New Zealand
: 2016
Original Language
: Finnish
: Rith Urbom
Original Title
: Maukka ja Vaykka
Original Publisher
: Werner Soderstrom Ltd.  Finland
Original Copyright
: 2009
: 978-1-776570=32-4
Paperback pages
: 128
Age range
: 7-9
: Fiction
Author’s ethnicity
: Finnish
Author’s residence
: Finland
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Finnish
Illustrator’s residence
: Finland
: Author has been shortlisted for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.  Illustrator has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and was awarded the Finlandia Junior Prize in 2006
: Cats, Dogs, Fishing, Gardening, Honesty, Loyalty, Short stories, Weather

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