Field trip to the moon / by John Hare.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: In this wordless picture book, a girl is accidentally left behind on a class trip to the moon.
    • Notes:
      "Margaret Ferguson Books."
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HARE, J. (Children’s book illustrator). Field trip to the moon. First edition. [s. l.]: Holiday House, 2019. ISBN 9780823442539. Disponível em: Acesso em: 24 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hare J (Children’s book illustrator). Field Trip to the Moon. First edition. Holiday House; 2019. Accessed May 24, 2020.
    • APA:
      Hare, J. (Children’s book illustrator). (2019). Field trip to the moon (First edition.). Holiday House.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hare, John, (Children’s book illustrator). 2019. Field Trip to the Moon. First edition. Holiday House.
    • Harvard:
      Hare, J. (Children’s book illustrator) (2019) Field trip to the moon. First edition. Holiday House. Available at: (Accessed: 24 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hare, J (Children’s book illustrator) 2019, Field trip to the moon, First edition., Holiday House, viewed 24 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hare, John, (Children’s book illustrator). Field Trip to the Moon. First edition., Holiday House, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hare, John, (Children’s book illustrator). Field Trip to the Moon. First edition. Holiday House, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hare J (Children’s book illustrator). Field trip to the moon [Internet]. First edition. Holiday House; 2019 [cited 2020 May 24]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1

In this wordless picture book, schoolchildren are transported to the moon on a space shuttle resembling a bus, and one space-suited child discovers that, although the moon has been explored, there is always something new to discover. While the other kids stick to the field trip itinerary, this child finds a quiet spot to sit with some crayons and draw the Earth—and is thus accidentally left behind. As the bus disappears into space, the child resumes coloring, which draws out a group of gray rock-like moon people who humorously interact with the crayons, doodling on themselves as well as a nearby boulder. The fun ends when the bus returns and the moon people hide, each still holding a crayon. Homeward bound, the child (whose gender is undefined) uses the only remaining crayon—a gray one—to draw a picture of the moon people. A perfectly paced paean to imagination, Hare's auspicious debut presents a world where a yellow crayon box shines like a beacon. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2019 #5

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 sketchpad, 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-page illustrations, and double-page spreads, with pops of color (the yellow of the school bus–like spaceship, 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 inside a space helmet until the last page. patrick gall September/October p.59 Copyright 2019 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 June #2

Told through wordless spreads, a classroom of child astronauts takes a yellow school bus rocket to their destination. One student lags behind the others, sketch pad and crayons in tow, and finds a quiet moon rock to sit behind while drawing (and napping). In a gaspworthy moment, the young astronaut realizes that the ship has left. But the consummate artist continues drawing, attracting the attention of a small group of friendly aliens—whose skin tones perfectly match the dusky gray of the moon's surface and who marvel at the crayons' varied hues. Readers may have mixed feelings about the eventual rescue (the aliens seem like a lot of fun), but a final spread showing the child's face for the first time (a shaggy-haired kid with just a single gray crayon left) makes the story all the more relatable. A clever and noteworthy tale of lunar adventure. Ages 4–8. (May)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.