Regards to the Man in the Moon

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in

Sometimes in publishing, stories come together in ways that one could never have imagined. A year ago, the first issue of OutlooK-12 magazine premiered. From the beginning, we had a School Library section, and the very first book we reviewed was Ezra Jack Keats’ “The Snowy Day.”  Now, with our magazine celebrating it’s first birthday and with the Ezra Jack Keats’ Foundation celebrating what would have been Keats’ hundredth birthday, we are dedicating this month’s School Library to Keats’ timeless children’s books. We would like to thank the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation for the book summaries, fun facts and cover images. To learn more about the foundation’s ongoing activities and events in honor of Keats’ birthday, visit

“Regards to the Man in the Moon”
1981 - ISBN: 978-0670011377

Louie is unhappy because the other kids call his father “the junk man.” But his father knows it’s not just junk. “All a person needs is some imagination! And a little of that stuff can take you right out of this world!” So Louie builds a spaceship fueled entirely by imagination—and he and his friends blast off into an amazing adventure.

Fun Fact: Louie’s spaceship in “Regards to the Man in the Moon,” may be fueled by fantasy, but Ezra wanted his illustrations of space to look as realistic as possible. So he consulted a renowned scientist, Martin Pope, who happened to be his best friend.