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Regards to the Man in the Moon

by Ezra Jack Keats

One Potato Review

Leave it to Ezra Jack Keats to go exploring in trailer parks and urban moonscapes. Louie’s stepfather is a junk-man, but the lack of further introduction gives this story a buoyant matter-of-factness - about messy families and messy friendships and messy feelings – that ends up feeling essential when Louie constructs a spaceship out of all of that junk and goes rocketing into the solar system, using imagination as his jet-fuel. This is a book about the leaps of faith we all take - whether private, derided, or trailblazing – and here is Keats again praising the tiny rays of hopefulness that penetrate even the bleakest looking neighborhoods.

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