The Dog Who Danced on the Moon

The Dog Who Danced on the Moon


An affectionately illustrated bedtime story with witty wordplay that will also make grown-up readers smile – The Times

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.

John Boyne, The Bookseller bestseller, May 2024

About the authors

John Boyne

John Boyne is the author of sixteen novels for adults, six for younger readers, and a collection of short stories. His 2006 novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and has been adapted for cinema, theatre, ballet, and opera. His many international bestsellers include The Heart's Invisible Furies and A Ladder to the Sky. He has won four Irish Book Awards, including Author of the Year in 2022, along with a host of other international literary prizes. His novels are published in sixty languages.

Twitter: @JohnBoyneBooks
Instagram: @JohnBoyneAuthor
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Ashling Lindsay (Illustrator)

Ashling Lindsay is an Irish artist from Belfast. She has been making picture books for eight years and has been included on some of the most prestigious award lists in the world. Her approach to making art changes with each book. She responds to every text individually by experimenting with colour and composition, using a variety of materials until she finds a combination that fits the text. This nearly always begins with analogue experiments – marks and paint on paper. Ashling teaches illustration at Belfast School of Art and is a fluent Irish speaker.
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