|Genre||Children's Books, Novel, Young-adult fiction|
|Publisher||Square Fish & Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Publication date||2006 (1st edition), 2010 (2nd edition paperback)|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Pages||304 p. (hardback edition)|
|ISBN||ISBN 0-374-30184-0 (1st edition hardback), ISBN 0-312-38428-9 (1st edition paperback), ISBN 0-312-64480-9 (2nd edition paperback)|
The novel was originally published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2006.
After the death of his father, ten-year-old Moon leaves their forest shelter home and is sent to an Alabama institution, becoming entangled in the outside world he has never known and making good friends, a relentless enemy, and finally a new life.