Rocket Boy

A child’s art comes to life and takes him on an out-of-this-world adventure. In this bewitchingly wordless black-and-white picture book, one young child explores the boundless reaches of his imagination. Armed only with a pencil and a pad of paper, he transports himself to the moon, the deep sea, and remote jungles where he meets new friends, visits undiscovered words, and makes his way back home again to his own bed before dawn.

Damon Lehrer’s visual narrative, a penciled mix of line work and detailed graphite drawings, will appeal to readers of all ages who are invited to help tell the story.

“The meticulously drafted pencil spreads recall the sorts of visual adventures found in Chris Van Allsburg’s books, and Lehrer’s self-referential story also salutes the power of drawing.”
Publishers Weekly

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Damon Lehrer studied drawing and painting with Paul Rahilly and attended Boston University as a graduate student in painting. He has shown paintings at the Pepper Gallery in Boston and the Peter Tatistcheff Gallery in New York, among others. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Boston University, and The Art Institute of Boston. In 2010, he started the Boston Figurative Art Center to promote figurative art and artists in the area; it has since grown into an organization with hundreds of artists and amateur members.