Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale

Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale


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This is the story of one baby’s journey from her birth parents in China, who dream of a better life for their daughter, to her adoptive parents on the other side of the world, who dream of the life they can give her.
A turtle, a peacock, a monkey, a panda, and some fish shepherd the baby as she floats in a basket on a moonlit, winding river into the loving arms of her new parents.
Perfect for bedtime reading, Karen Henry Clark’s poetic text, reminiscent of a lullaby, and Patrice Barton’s textured and gentle-hued illustrations capture the great love between parents and children and the miraculous journey of adoption.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375857096
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/09/2010
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

KAREN HENRY CLARK wrote her first story when she was four years old by dictating the tale of a runaway popcorn ball to her father. From that moment on, she wanted to become an author. It took longer than she anticipated, as do most things in life. Sweet Moon Baby is her first book. She lives with her husband and daughter in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she loves to watch the moon rise over the Mississippi, a wide and wonderful river like the one in this book.

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Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A family in China barely has enough food to feed themselves so they send their new baby girl off in a basket on the river. The moon guides the baby¿s basket to safety. On the other side of the world, a man and a woman prepare their house for a new baby. The two follow the moon¿s glow to find the baby in the river.¿One summer night in China a baby girl was born. She was perfect.`We have barely enough rice to feed ourselves,¿ the father said.`She should have pretty things,¿ the mother said.`She should learn to read,¿ the father said.They were happy and sad at the same time.¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The main reason I bought the book was because of the illustrator Patrice Barton. She's one of my favs. Her artwork here is flawless and beautiful. The story is very sweet also. But the artwork is what really sold me on this one.