Dimensions: 352 pages, 8 × 5.75 × 1.25 in
Published: October 1, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1623650208
ISBN - 13: 9781623650209
About the Book
When an adventurous sister and brother become orphans, a funny and heartbreaking road trip to New York ensues, as the pair searches for their long-lost uncle. On their adventures traveling alone from the flatlands of Winnipeg, Bob and the Rat make friends with a host of unlikely characters, including a hilarious con man and a famous rap star.
From the Publisher
Winner of the Booktrust Teenage Prize and a finalist for The
Guardian Children''s Fiction Prize, a starred review Kirkus
Review praised Unhooking the Moon as a "rousing
adventure on the not-so-mean streets, with heart aplenty."
When an adventurous sister-and-brother duo become orphans, a funny
and heartbreaking roadtrip to New York ensues, as the pair searches
for their long-lost uncle.
Meet the Rat: A dancing, soccer-loving, fearless ten-year-old from
Winnipeg, Manitoba. Meet her older brother, Bob: Protector of the
Rat, though more often than not her faithful follower, Bob is
determined to build a new and better life for him and his sister in
America. Of particular concern for him are his sister''s mysterious
fits, which keep getting more and more severe.
On their adventures traveling alone from the flatlands of
Winnipeg, southward across the border into America, Bob and the Rat
make friends with a host of unlikely characters, including a
hilarious con man and a famous rap star. As they struggle to
survive in the big city, they realize that finding your uncle in
New York is incredibly difficult if you have almost no information
about him--even if he is rumored to be one of the city''s biggest
About the Author
Gregory Hughes was born in Liverpool, the eighth child in a family of nine. He was expelled from school and then sent to a home for wayward boys, where he spent some happy times among a cast of larger-than-life characters. After a few years in and out of trouble with the law, he went to university, and since then has travelled the world working as everything from a high-rise window cleaner to a deep-sea diver. He has made his home in many countries around the world, including Canada and the US, but is now back in Liverpool.
"Unhooking the Moon is one of the best books I have ever
read. The story line is so good I can''t explain it in words. It is
intense and has a lot of action.
I think it is a great book for growing kids."-Mattieu