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A MAGICAL NIGHT WHEN SECRET WISHES CAN COME TRUE
On a rainy afternoon, three sisters wish for the rain to stoop, wish they could play in the puddles, wish for something, anything, to do. So Ying-Ying, their grandmother, tells them a tale from long ago. On the night of the Moon Festival, when Ying-ying was a little girl, she encountered the Moon Lady, who grants the secret wishes of those who ask, and learned from her that the best wishes are those you can make come true ...

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A MAGICAL NIGHT WHEN SECRET WISHES CAN COME TRUE
On a rainy afternoon, three sisters wish for the rain to stoop, wish they could play in the puddles, wish for something, anything, to do. So Ying-Ying, their grandmother, tells them a tale from long ago. On the night of the Moon Festival, when Ying-ying was a little girl, she encountered the Moon Lady, who grants the secret wishes of those who ask, and learned from her that the best wishes are those you can make come true yourself. This haunting tale, adapted from Amy Tan's best-seller The Joy Luck Club and enhanced by Gretchen Schields's rich, meticulously detailed art, is a book for all to treasure.

Nai-nai tells her granddaughters the story of her outing, as a seven-year-old girl in China, to see the Moon Lady and be granted a secret wish.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A girl's adventures on the night of the Moon Festival make for ``a haunting tale... worthy of retelling and of repeated rereading,'' said PW in a starred review. Ages 6-up. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689806162
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 11/1/1995
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 247,592
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Tan
With her acclaimed 1989 novel The Joy Luck Club and its successors, Amy Tan succeeded in revealing the Chinese-American sensibility to readers in unprecedented numbers. In mystical, winding prose, she draws the boundaries and commonalities between generations of women who are related, but born worlds apart.

Biography

Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, and two children's books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat, which has been adapted as Sagwa, a PBS series for children. Tan was also the co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club, and her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Tan, who has a master's degree in linguistics from San Jose University, has worked as a language specialist to programs serving children with developmental disabilities. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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    1. Also Known As:
      En-Mai Tan
    2. Hometown:
      San Francisco, California and New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 19, 1952
    2. Place of Birth:
      Oakland, California
    1. Education:
      B.A., San Jose State University, 1973; M.A., 1974

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  • Posted August 11, 2010

    Love This Book

    My daughter checked this book out from the library so many times that I finally had to buy it. She loves this book. She started checking it out when she was 6 and I would read it to her. She is now 9 and reads it herself. She has shared it with her friends, little sister, and even her Chinese Grandmother.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2007

    CHILDHOOD DISILLUSION

    As people in my neighborhood prepare to celebrate the Moon Festival, I cannot help but remember this delightfully poignant tale of a little girl's first trip to the Moon Festival. Once at the Moon Festival, the child gets lost. Her one wish? 'To be found.' As the mystery and wonder of the festival are revealed, Ying-ying learns that what she'd believed was beautiful and real, was not. This Amy Tan tale is enjoyable to adults. Great to read to kids.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2001

    I could really identify with Ying-Ying...

    I would definitely recommend this to other kids (I'm in the second grade right now). The main character, Ying-Ying is just like me -'spunky and (believe it or not) selfish'. It helped me imagine visiting a floating tea house in China with Ms. Tan's grandmother. It also helps me imagine all the adventures I might have!! I can't help but smile really big when I think about this book and how it makes me excited with all its colorful pages, too. Thanks, Ms.Tan, for helping my imagination go wild!!! Emma Hoyle

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2000

    love all Amy Tan's books

    this a great book to read I think every one that is a Any Tan's fan should read this!

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