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  • Published: 2 July 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241529515
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

The Dog Who Danced on the Moon




A heartwarming, inspirational space adventure from award-winning bestselling author John Boyne and rising star illustrator Ashling Lindsay

There once was a boy called Jeremy Grace
Who had a remarkable interest in space.

He was quiet and shy, very often alone,
Just him and his dog, spending time on their own.

Jeremy dreams of journeying through space, but nobody believes in him . . . Nobody, that is, but Maxwell, his incredible dancing dog who encourages him to reach for the stars. The pair embark on an out-of-this-world adventure - but when they are faced with an incoming comet catastrophe, it takes bravery, daring and a little bit of dancing to save the day.

Heartwarming and inspirational with a touch of magic, this read-aloud rhyming picture-book story encourages children to follow their dreams.

This is the picture book debut from John Boyne, the author of the globally bestselling, multi-million-copy classic, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. The illustrations are by award-winning rising star Ashling Lindsay.

  • Published: 2 July 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241529515
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

About the authors

John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, six for younger readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John’s other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. Most recently, The Heart's Invisible Furies was a Richard & Judy Bookclub word-of-mouth bestseller, and A Ladder to the Sky was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award in association with Listowel Writers’ Week.

His novels are published in over fifty languages.

Ashling Lindsay

Ashling Lindsay is an illustrator from Belfast. Her first book, The Night Box, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Klaus Flugge prize for illustration. Ashling is currently working towards her MA at Belfast School of Art.