Moon Festival

Moon Festival

by Ching Yeung Russell, Christopher Zhong-Yuan Zhang
     
 

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Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction

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Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
The joyousness of the Mid-Autumn celebration, known as the Moon Festival, is lovingly told by the author who recalls her childhood in China. The moon is a symbol of reunion, and we are treated to the food, fun, and traditions of this special holiday. The handsome oil paintings recreate the day and evening activities. The aroma of incense permeates the scene while the full moon lights the way for the parade of people as they sing praises to Chang O, a legendary beauty who will bless the entire family and perhaps reunite the narrator with her parents who live far away.
Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
Autumn is Moon Festival time. Ying and her grandmother, Ah Pau, set up their worship table "in front of their house, lit by silver moonlight." They ask for the blessings of Chang O, the beauty who lives with her rabbit in the palace of the moon. Ying prays she will be reunited with her parents, who live far away. Lack of strength in plot is compensated for in this outsized illustrated storybook by the pleasant evocation of mood and image. This Reviewer felt a dissonance between the ages of the children in the pictures and the emotional age implied in the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563975967
Publisher:
Highlights Press
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.36(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.48(d)
Lexile:
AD960L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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