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Journey to the Blue Moon: In Which Time is Lost and Then Found Again

by Rebecca Rupp

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After Alex loses his grandfather's heirloom pocket watch, strange things happen. He meets an odd old woman, and he learns about a blue moon, where lost things go. This leads to an encounter with the Moon Rats, who take Alex and his dog on their ramshackle spaceship to the blue moon. There, Alex meets some eccentric fellow seekers who have lost both material and abstract things, and together, they make their way across the bizarre landscape. Standing in their way are Urd, a powerful witchlike figure, and her helpers, and Alex must outwit her before he can return home. This novel could have been swallowed up by the surfeit of allegorical symbols. Rupp, like the best sf writers, holds the reader's interest, though, with humor and some well-placed excitement. Thought-provoking but also fun. Category: Books for Middle Readers--Fiction. 2006, Candlewick, $15.99.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763625442, Hardcover)

Time gets out of hand in a witty, suspenseful new fantasy from the author of THE DRAGON OF LONELY ISLAND.

Choose time or lose time. The inscription on his grandfather's pocket watch has always confused Alex. But now that Alex has lost the heirloom,
time is all he can think about — time slipping through his fingers. That's when an encounter with a strange lady clues him in to the Blue Moon, a place where earthlings search for what they've lost. Soon Alex is in a rickety spaceship hurtling toward a topsy-turvy world of eccentric characters — from Miss Mumsley, who lost her heart to a prospector, to a medieval scholar who lost his way while calculating pi. It's a perilous journey, plagued by Time Eaters, who suck up their prey's time. How will Alex ever find the watch — and the sense of direction — he's lost? From Rebecca Rupp comes a fast-paced fantasy honoring friendship and courage.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:51 -0400)

After a gang of talking rats transports a young boy to the moon, he embarks on a series of adventures and gains a new perspective on the concept of time.

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