A brilliant interaction between art and words – Paul Cornell
Jimmy can’t stop the words. He can’t make them behave.
Jimmy wants to be an astronaut when he grows up.
There is only one problem.
Jimmy has Tourette’s Syndrome.
Going to the Moon is the the funny, profane, and ultimately heart-breaking story of a boy with Tourette’s Syndrome who wants to become an astronaut when he grows up. It is a story about bullying, about friendship, and ultimately about dreams.
A picture book with brilliant art by Paul McCaffery, telling the story of Jimmy, a boy with Tourette’s Syndrome who is bullied at school. Published February 2012.
WHAT THEY SAY
“A tender, touching, merciless and heartbreaking book that does an awful lot to your emotions over its 38 exquisitely-rendered pages … it’s not just something to be admired by grown-up comics fans; it’s something that should be given to kids and those touched by Tourette’s, and held tight for its wisdom and clear-headed sentiment … Paul McCaffrey’s art is beyond superlatives; he meshes seamlessly with Tidhar’s words to remind us all what it is to be young and powerless and at the mercy of others, but that at the end, there’s always hope. A triumph.” – Comics Heroes
“A book that should be read by everyone, of any age. Mr. Tidhar reminds the reader not only of what it feels like to be small and vulnerable, but also the unfettered glory of the childhood imagination.” – Pornokitsch
“Brought tears to my eyes … it moved me. It will move you, too.” – SF Signal