The Shadow in the Moon: A Tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival
The Shadow in the Moon: A Tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival
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The Shadow in the Moon: A Tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival

Written by Christina Matula & illustrated by Pearl Law
Published by Charlesbridge
Prices as of Aug 13

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Join two sisters as they listen to their grandmother tell the tale of the origins of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Hou Yi, a brave archer, saves the world from drought and is given a magic potion for his deeds. Chang’e, his wife, courageously protects the potion from a thief and is transformed into the Lady in the Moon. This is a tale of sweethearts, mooncakes, and how the Mid-Autumn Festival came to be.

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    Clouds
    Hou Yi shooting down the suns
    Chang'e floating to the moon
    Lanterns in the park

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    Verdict: A good introduction to the Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese culture, perfect for classroom use or one-on-one reading.

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    The cartoonlike illustrations are reminiscent of Tomie dePaola, with warm reds and yellows effectively used to depict the heat of the 10 suns, while cool greens and blues show the earth’s relief under only one sun. Useful for introducing a significant festival celebrated in Chinese and other East Asian cultures.

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Book Details

ISBN
9781580897464
Publication Date
July 17, 2018
Page Count
32
Words Per Page
23
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
5 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2017003931
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
986523483
ASIN/ISBN 10
1580897460
Lexile® Level
640L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~P
Est. ATOS® Book Level
~4.1

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