Originally published 1981, new edition 2009
Endpapers: Dark sky with faint stars - cool
Louis creates a spacecraft from junk in his family's junkyard and off he goes! Friends try to follow him (in a bathtub, no less), get scared, and their imaginations turn off, so they get stuck. Moral: you must have a great imagination.
The book shows the vallue of creativity and imagination, as well as a love of the skies, the very faraway skies, with a little recycling thrown in. And Keat's illustrations are timeless.
Official Ezra Jack Keats website with infomation about his foundations, his books, the awards that are given in his name (first time authors and illustrators) and his life. Quite interesting.
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