Follow along as people around the world gaze upon the phases of the moon in this beautifully illustrated picture book that celebrates our earth and pays homage to the moon, ever-present and comforting.
I see the moon. Can the moon see me?
Tell me, shadow moon, what do you see?
Toward the sun, I shine quite bright,
but down on Earth, there’s darkest night.
My first face is fresh and new.
You’ll see each phase before we’re through.
In this sweet bedtime story is a universal truth–we are all connected by the moon. From Yosemite to the Taj Mahal to the coast of Greece, we all gaze upon the same moon. Told in dual perspectives from the phases of the moon and from people around the world, they work together to strike a balance of humility and wonder while teaching young readers all about the journey of the moon. Paired with gorgeous illustrations, the rhythmic cadence of the text will lull young readers to sleep on a whimsical, yet factual, journey!
What Kind of Book is Moonbeams: A Lullaby of the Phases of the Moon
Having grown up watching it unfold in the American South in the 1960s and ‘70s, Ann Bausum writes about history, often about the history of social justice in the US. Her books for children and teens have received a Sibert Honor, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, and the Carter G. Woodson Award, among other recognitions. She lives in southern Wisconsin. Visit her at annbausum.com or @annbausum.
Kyung Eun Han once worked as a corporate credit analyst until she changed her career to illustration. Her debut picture book, Into the Forest, was published in Korea in 2018. Kyung uses both digital and traditional media to create her artwork and has also illustrated for advertising, movies, and magazine in addition to picture books. She lives in Anyang, Korea. You can visit her online at www.kyungeunhan.wixsite.com/illust and on Instagram at @kyung_illust.
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