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The Moon Lady by Amy Tan, Gretchen Schields

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689806162
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 11/01/1995
Edition description: Original
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 241,134
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

With her best-known novel, The Joy Luck Club, published in 1989 and widely translated, the Chinese-American author Amy Tan defined the genre of immigrant fiction, perfectly capturing the struggle between the first and second generations as they adapt to a new culture. Other bestselling novels include The Kitchen God's Wife and The Valley of Amazement and the children's book Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat, which was turned into an animated series which aired on PBS.


San Francisco, California and New York, New York

Date of Birth:

February 19, 1952

Place of Birth:

Oakland, California


B.A., San Jose State University, 1973; M.A., 1974

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Moon Lady 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had this book as a child and I LOVED it. I often found my self up late at night, 8:00 was very late for 6 year old me, getting lost in the illustrations. My dad read this book to me on the old lambskin rug, my cat would sit on his back, and I would sit next to him reading along. This book was a joy to read. The art is colorful, captivating, and absolutely gorgeous. Even now, as an 18 year old artist, I remember this book and use it for inspiration. The flowing lines. The bright lights. The magic of the festival. The style. The way the artist highlights. The colors she uses. I could lose myself in the pages of that books for hours on end and do it all over again the next night. The story, while to young me was not very significant, simple enough that I could understand and interesting enough to keep me focused on the words. This book is one of the few that helped me learn to read and read out loud with confidence. If you have a young child and you want to buy them an excellent book to inspire creativity and interest in art and reading I would recommend Moon Lady by Amy Tan. It is absolutely enchanting! Please please please buy this book for your children. I have loved it all my life and I can guarantee that any child who reads this, or has it read to them, will love it too.  
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BookMamma More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
this a great book to read I think every one that is a Any Tan's fan should read this!