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The Shadow in the Moon

Written by Christina Matula and illustrated by Pearl Lee
Published by Charlesbridge
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Two sisters and their grandma celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, a popular Chinese holiday. Their favorite part? Mooncakes, of course—along with Ah-ma’s story of the ancient Chinese tale of Hou Yi, a brave young archer, and his wife, Chang’E. A long time ago, Hou Yi rescued the earth from the heat of ten suns. The Immortals rewarded him with a magic potion that could let him live in the sky with them forever. But when a thief tries to steal the potion, what will Chang’E do to keep it out of dangerous hands? The sisters are mesmerized by Ah-ma’s retelling and the fact that the very mooncakes they enjoy each holiday are a symbol of this legend’s bravest soul. A unique blend of traditional folklore and contemporary customs brings the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival to life. A recipe for mooncakes is included!

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Who Wrote The Shadow in the Moon

Christina Matula

Inspired to learn her Chinese heritage, Christina Matula studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She hopes her quest to write books for children will inspire readers from all backgrounds to gain interest in Chinese culture. The Shadow in the Moon is her first picture book. She lives in Hong Kong.

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Who Illustrated The Shadow in the Moon

Pearl Lee

Pearl Lee is a budding children’s book illustrator. She works with pencil, ink, gouache, and Photoshop, and is the illustrator of Clap Your Hands (Cantata Learning). She lives in England.

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Publication Date:
July 17, 2018