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Your Moon, My Moon
A Grandmother's Words to a Faraway Child
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About The Book
For many children who live far away from their grandparents, it can be hard to understand why they can't always be together. Patricia MacLachlan has created a bridge to close the distance by finding connections in memories and the moon they share.
A beautiful, lyrical poem coupled with Bryan Collier's rich collages, Here and There celebrates the importance of staying close to your family, even across thousands of miles.
About The Illustrator
Bryan Collier is a beloved illustrator known for his unique style combining watercolor and detailed collage. He is a four-time Caldecott Honor recipient for Trombone Shorty, Dave the Potter, Martin’s Big Words, and Rosa. His books have won many other awards as well, including six Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards. His recent books include By and By, Thurgood, The Five O’Clock Band, and Between the Lines. He lives in New York with his family.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 16, 2011)
- Length: 32 pages
- ISBN13: 9781416979500
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 4 - 8
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Raves and Reviews
Collier's crisp, complex illustrations add light to Newbery Award–winner MacLachlan's open letter to a grandchild who lives in Africa. . . Despite the distance and differences in landscape, text and art shape the story from one of separation into one of connection. Successive spreads make it clear that the grandmother is headed to Africa; in the penultimate painting, she enters the child's room with a wrapped present. While not all children are equally conscious of those who are absent, MacLachlan's distinctive grace and lyricism make this an effective if solemn reminder that they are loved and remembered from afar.
--Publishers Weekly, June 6, 2011
A grandmother who lives in the
SLJ, August 2011
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- Book Cover Image (jpg): Your Moon, My Moon Hardcover 9781416979500(9.0 MB)
- Author Photo (jpg): Patricia MacLachlan Photograph by John MacLachlan(2.1 MB)
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