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Possum's Harvest Moon

Written & illustrated by Anne Hunter
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When Possum wakes up one evening and sees the full harvest moon, he decides to throw one last party before the long winter. But everyone is too busy preparing for winter and it looks as if nobody will come to Possum’s party.

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  • “‘How could they work on such a beautiful night?’ Possum asked himself. ‘ How can they think of sleep in such moonlight?’ He put on his hat and sat alone, looking up at the great harvest moon.”
  • “The great harvest moon rose higher. It shone down through the grass and under the leaves It made every tired and busy creature pause. it was a moon that made them dream of dancing of eating and singing. Toes twitched and voices hummed.”

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Who Wrote Possum's Harvest Moon

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Anne Hunter

Anne Hunter grew up in South Florida and now lives with her family in the hills of rural Vermont where she can hear the crickets, who sing with the frogs, who listen to the distant hoot of an owl. Anne is known for watching the squirrels, listening to the insects and writing about the natural world around us. She has written and illustrated many children’s books, including Possum’s Harvest Moon, which reviewers described as “a sensational selection,” with illustrations that are “beautifully rendered” and have “a hushed mystery.” Visit Anne at

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September 28, 1998
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