Meet Leo Landry, Author of Space Boy

I am excited to post this interview with Leo Landry. I think both children and parents can learn a lot from Leo’s responses to my questions. I think we all need quiet time for ourselves and should never lose our imagination. See my review here. Below are my questions and then responses from Leo. Thank you Leo!

1. What inspired you to write “Space Boy”?
I grew up loving the idea of space travel, and was always transfixed with any broadcast of the Apollo moon missions.  Especially the moon landing!  I was just about six years old at the time.
2. What was the significance of Nicholas having a meal on the moon?
Food is always such a comfort — I thought it was a nice way for Nicholas to take a break from his hectic life back home and have a relaxing meal by himself.
3. If you were going to the moon, what what would you take for a meal?
I think I would take pizza, and have lots of chocolate for dessert!

4. What do you want children to think about after reading “Space Boy”?

That it’s okay to take time out of your day and take a moment to relax and slow down a bit.

5. What do you think you would do on the moon if you were able to visit it?

Go for a walk and enjoy the quiet, just like Nicholas.
Leo Landry is the author and illustrator of Space Boy as well as many other books including, “Eat Your Peas, Ivy Louise!”, “Trick or Treat”, “Sea Surprise” and “The Snow Ghosts”.

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