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Fort on the Moon

Written by Maggie Pouncey & illustrated by Larry Day
Published by Neal Porter Books
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A boy and his older brother hatch a plan to return to the moon for the fourth time in their homemade rocket. This time, they’re going to build something extra-special.

Using a bunch of “junk” their mom left in a heap by the back door, brothers Fox and Dodge Wilder blast off by night for their fifth trip to the moon. They strap into their old car-seats and put on their protective bike helmets and winter coats. Ready for lift off!

When they land, they set to work on a magnificent fort. It’s hard work, and sometimes they face setbacks, but Dodge knows he can always turn to his older brother for inspiration. When they’re done, they return to the comfort of home and breakfast

Did the trip really take place, or was it only in the kids’ imagination?

A Fort on the Moon will resonate with any child with a passion for fantasy, adventure, and invention, and parents are sure to love the heartwarming bond of two brothers in a world of their own.

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Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
5.5 / 7.0

Fun to see two brothers having an imaginative, creative adventure.

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Who Wrote Fort on the Moon

Maggie Pouncey

Maggie Pouncey was born in New York City and grew up there and in Amherst, Massachusetts, and New Haven, Connecticut. She received her B.A. and M.F.A. from Columbia University and has taught writing at Columbia, the Bard Prison Initiative, and the New York City nonprofit Girls Write Now. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son, where she is also the proprietor of Stories Bookshop and Storytelling Lab.

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Who Illustrated Fort on the Moon

Larry Day

Larry Day has been illustrating children’s books for the last twelve years. He lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

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