"It leaves the reader breathless with delight. The Boy Who Loved the Moon is a transcending experience for children and adults."
Midwest Book Review
"Night-black spreads lit with warm, copper-tinged light show the boy diving into the sea for an exquisite pearl, then slaying a dragon for its diamond eye . . . It's clear that Alaimo is a polished craftsman in both mediums."
"An atmospheric version of the author's prizewinning short film, a lad woos and ultimately wins the Moon . . . In video and on paper, the art casts an evocative glow."
"Intact are the gorgeous visuals of the film, retaining their golden hues. It really does look like no other illustrated book I can remember ever seeing before; I could probably sit and stare at the pictures for a good few hours. It would not be out of line to call them transcendent, and they are atmospheric in all of the best ways."
"It really does look like no other illustrated book I can remember ever seeing before; I could probably sit and stare at the pictures for a good few hours. It would not be out of line to call them transcendent, and they are atmospheric in all of the best ways."
The Littlest Bookshelf
"A magical hero's story. Moving and inspiring."
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FIND THE BOOK : amazon.com/The-Boy-Who-Loved-Moon/dp/1939629764
THE BOY AND THE MOON:
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY STEFANO BARONE
NARRATED BY TIMOTHY BLOCK
DIRECTED BY RINO ALAIMO
SPECIAL AWARD “GIOTTO” at GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2012 – ITALY
“for the originality of the treatment and technical tools used capable of expressing Italian creativity at its best. For its ability to take the audience on a passionate journey to happiness.”
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM at 2014 El Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños - MEXICO D.F.
FIRST AWARD HACKNEY WICKED ART FESTIVAL 2012 - LONDON, UK
MOVIE CLUB AWARD 2013 The film director Neri Parenti awarded - "THE BOY AND THE MOON with BEST EDITING and BEST MUSIC PRIZES - ITALY
Special award 2014 festival corti senza frontiere - ITALY
One of the 8 best short films for kids from all over the world : desmoinesartcenter.org/events/KIDS-FILM-FESTIVAL7.12.14.aspx
Guest at the Roy & Edna Disney theater in Los Angeles as one of the most beautiful short film for families in the world: redcat.org/file/boy-and-moon-trailer-film-rino-alaimo-music-stefano-barone
Rino Alaimo was born on December 1982 in Agrigento Italy.
He is a dreamer who never gives up - no matter the odds.
Rino is a self-taught who works as book writer, illustrator and filmaker.
"It's clear that Alaimo is a polished craftsman in both mediums."
The Boy Who Loved the Moon is his first book, adapted from his own short film that has won accolades around the world.
He holds a degree in art history from the University of Genoa in Italy.
He resides in Italy.