The Moon Over Crete -- Novel for ages 8-12. Listed in Great Books for Girls.
Lily, 11, goes back 3,500 years to ancient Crete, where women and men were
equal. "Paints a picture of a society where equality is a possibility, a
possibility children need to grasp." -- Women in Libraries Newsletter, ALA.
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.32(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Lily is eleven, bright, and being sexually harassed at school. Luckily, Lily has a flute teacher who has some secrets she is willing to share. By time traveling back to Crete, a land where women and men were equals, Lily learns how to deal with gender relations in a way that respects herself without belittling those with whom she disagrees. Her training in Crete arms her to deal with her harasser back home. This book was thoughtful and age-appropriate without turning a blind eye to what children Lily's age and younger are forced to deal with today. Lily is required to make some difficult decisions, and it is nice to read about grown-ups who respect her right to make them. I don't know that I would call the book 'fast-paced' as the publisher cited, but it is just about right. The author does a nice job allowing Lily's journey to unfold and for her decisions to make sense to the reader. Well done!
This is gripping book that also teaches kids about something unusual -- gender equality. It grabbed me from the first page and I couldn't put it down. The ending is very moving. It is beautifully written. The quality of the writing is just what I would like to see young girls exposed to.