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Beschreibung des Verlags
To lure pretty Epily, little chick Abelard sees only one solution: to catch the moon for her. So off he goes to America, the country that invented flying machines. Armed with his banjo and his proverb-sharing hat, he launches out on the country roads, where he meets Gaston, a grumpy bear with whom he shares his plan. As opposed to dreamer Abelard, Gaston has his feet firmly planted on the ground. This humorous comic, where the absurd becomes poetry, explores philosophical ideas through a simple, fanciful story.
At first glance, Dillies (Bubbles & Gondola) and Hauti re's story of a na ve chick's impromptu voyage to America may seem like a lighthearted jaunt, but as the titular young bird finds out, things are not always as rosy as they seem. After a chance meeting with a pretty girl, a smitten Abelard departs his bucolic home and heads for America in order to board a rumored flying machine so he can "give her the moon" and prove his love. But a dire fate awaits poor Abelard, whose ignorance of the world's evils leads him into a series of troubling confrontations, followed by a rescue by Gaston, a gruff bear who begrudgingly allows Abelard to tag along on his trip across the Atlantic. Along the way Abelard never loses his sense of optimism, and the world remains an awe-inspiring and whimsical place awash in Dillies's lush colors and nuanced sensitivity to mood despite the misfortunes that befall him. What eventually reveals itself amid the cute animals and dry humor is a poignant tale echoing the plight of early European immigrants, who abandoned everything they knew in search of a better life and nurtured hope even in the worst of situations.