Moon in Swampland

Moon in Swampland

by M. P. Robertson
     
 

Whenever the Moon's back is turned, the wicked bogles terrorize the townsfolk, coming out of their slimy holes to lure unsuspecting travelers to their doom. One night the Moon takes human form to rescue Thomas, a boy from the village who is lost in the marshy mist. In saving him, however, the Moon is captured by the bogles and imprisoned in a watery hole. With no

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Whenever the Moon's back is turned, the wicked bogles terrorize the townsfolk, coming out of their slimy holes to lure unsuspecting travelers to their doom. One night the Moon takes human form to rescue Thomas, a boy from the village who is lost in the marshy mist. In saving him, however, the Moon is captured by the bogles and imprisoned in a watery hole. With no natural light at night to keep the bogles at bay, the townsfolk live in mortal fear until Thomas decides to end the evil sprites' reign of terror. Gorgeously illustrated atmospheric images and a powerful folk narrative make this an ideal first horror picture book.

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Get ready for plenty of shivers, as Robertson retells a tale best known in this country as "The Buried Moon," and illustrates it with eerie, misted swampscapes populated by plenty of green-skinned, Gollum-esque bogles. Heedless of the stars' warnings, the Moon makes the mistake of coming down one night for a closer look at the Swampland. Just before its hungry, light-hating residents bury her deep in the muck, she manages one flash, allowing a similarly trapped human lad to escape. The local townsfolk become more and more troubled as, night after night, the moon fails to appear in the sky, until at last the rescued child persuades them to mount a rescue attempt of their own. Clambering through scenes of soggy, blue-lit hummocks and opaque pools, the web-fingered, razor-toothed swamp-dwellers give this atmospheric rendition a deliciously creepy edge. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845070953
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date:
10/10/2004
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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