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Maggot Moon

Maggot Moon

Julian Crouch's striking illustrations for the Costa shortlisted novel Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner create a parallel story as they follow the misadventures of a rat who knocks over a bottle of poison, drinks the poison and dies, decomposes and the flies that are hatched from the maggots in the body.

Maggot Moon illustration 'The rat sniffs the poison'
Maggot Moon illustration 'The rat knocks over the poison'
Maggot Moon illustration 'The decaying rat'