“Having worked with Vlad on several of my movies, I can easily say “The Moon Rock” is another testament to his unique artistic talent and creativity. The book instantly captured my imagination with themes like time and space travel, overcoming adversity and finding redemption. Great visuals coupled with an intriguing and whimsical story.”
– Robert Zemeckis – Academy Award winning film director and producer: Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forest Gump, Contact, Cast Away, The Polar Express, Flight
“The Moon Rock” is a wonderful combination of great storytelling and beautiful painted images. As they have done so often before on the films we collaborated on, Vladimir and Boriana took me on a journey full of adventure, only this time, to the magical world on the Dark side of the Moon.”
- Steve Starkey – film producer: Back to the Future, Forest Gump, Contact, Cast Away, The Polar Express
“For many years, I have known Vladimir Todorov as an excellent artist, capable of translating concepts into stunning visual designs. Now, Vlad has proven that he can also artfully blend narrative, illustration and cinematic technique to create a truly original children’s book. Well done!”
- Doug Chiang – Academy Award winning film designer and artist: Star Wars, Forest Gump and creator of the book Robota
When Elliot takes his grandfather's moon rock, he’s not really stealing it, just borrowing it for further study. But the rock launches him into an adventure beyond his wildest imagination — in fact, it launches him clear to the moon! That night, Elliot awakes in Great Nidor, a city built in the deepest crater on the far side of the moon — a place where wickedness corrupts hearts and bodies, time can be twisted for good or evil, and wonder floats down every street. A civil war is raging between the Librarian and the Defiers. The Librarian rules over the Wings of the Past, Present, and Future. There’s a problem, though: he’s unable to open the Wing of the Future, where the most dangerous knowledge is stored, knowledge that will help him defeat the Defiers. Only Elliot can get the magical key that unlocks the Wing. But can he find it? And will the Wing of the Future help Elliot save his mother and his home from a terrible fire?