The Shadow in the Moon

The Shadow in the Moon

A Tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival

Book - 2018
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Two young sisters celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, admire their mooncakes decorated with a picture of a lady in the moon, and listen to their Ah-ma tell the ancient tale of how the holiday began.
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2018]
ISBN: 9781580897464
1580897460
Branch Call Number: PICTURE BOOK (HOLIDAY) (JUV) Matula, Christina
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Law, Pearl - Illustrator

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IndyPL_JosephL Dec 21, 2018

Of all the stories to define the shadows of the moon, I think this rendition of the legend of Chang'e and her husband, the famed archer Hou Yi, is easily my favorite. Simplistic but colorful and adorable illustrations tell this layered story of a girl's grandmother teacher her of the origin of mooncakes and the Mid-Autumn Festival.

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IndyPL_JosephL Dec 21, 2018

IndyPL_JosephL thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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