Hunter's Moon

Hunter's Moon

by John Townsend, Sean Dietrich
     
 

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Neil is scared, but he doesn't know why. Not at first. The dark never bothered him before. But something dangerous is lurking in the woods. Something with terrible claws. Then Neil looks up at the evening sky and remembers the mysterious message: Beware the Hunter's Moon.See more details below

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Neil is scared, but he doesn't know why. Not at first. The dark never bothered him before. But something dangerous is lurking in the woods. Something with terrible claws. Then Neil looks up at the evening sky and remembers the mysterious message: Beware the Hunter's Moon.

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Children's Literature - Naomi Butler
As Halloween approaches, Neil has a growing fear of the woods on the farm where he is filling in as gamekeeper. There are rumors that a large cat is loose, and he has received a warning to "beware the nights of the Hunter's Moon," which are to begin soon. Neil is scared, but at first he doesn't know why. The dark never bothered him before. But something dangerous, with terrible claws, is lurking in the woods. As Neil looks at the evening sky, he remembers the mysterious message: Beware the Hunter's Moon. This is a good high-interest/low vocabulary book, but like many of this kind of material, although I find it interesting, it won't be a book that I rave about. Black and white illustrations lend a sense of mystery and sacredness. The chapter topics are an added draw because they truly capture the mysterious aura of the book. The cover in black, white and purple does the same. As usual with Stone Arch's books, there are "About the Author" and "About the Illustrator" sections, a glossary, and Internet sites. This book is particularly good for students who need a structured vocabulary so that they have some choices in reading material. It is wonderful for classroom teachers because of the discussion questions and writing prompts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598894479
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Shade Bks.
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

John Townsend has been in teaching for 25 years, and has been a full-time writer since January 2003. He has written more than sixty books for young people, on such wide-ranging subjects as monsters, urban legends, spiders, computer crime, and spies. He has also written the recent thrillers The Hand and The Omen and the Ghost. He lives in England.

Sean Dietrich was born in Baltimore, Maryland and now lives in San Diego, California. He's been drawing since the age of 4. He had his first art show at age 6, self published his first comic book at 16, and has won more than 53 art awards throughout the years. When he's not drawing, Dietrich says he spends too much time in front of the TV playing video games.

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