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Touch the Moon
     

Touch the Moon

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by Marion Dane Bauer
 

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Jennifer is disappointed on her birthday when her father gives her a little china horse and the promise of riding lessons instead of the real horse she's been expecting.

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Jennifer is disappointed on her birthday when her father gives her a little china horse and the promise of riding lessons instead of the real horse she's been expecting.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-6 In Bauer's light fantasy, a horse-loving birthday girl sees her wish come true as a china horse comes to life and carries her on a magical adventure. Bauer has given the magnificent palomino stallion a distinct personality, in contrast to the Anygirl, Jennifer. Moonseeker may look like the perfect horse, but at first he scares Jennifer with his size and bossy attitude. Despite her trepidation, she copes admirably with Moonseeker's faults. Her exploits should captivate readersin this slim book, the pair gallop recklessly, attempt to jump a river, swim to safety, become trapped in a cave, and escape homeward. Moonseeker's transformation and the night's action are believable. The plot's sole problem is its directionthe only motivation for the adventure seems to be an hour's escape from reality. The writing is adequate, purposely creating an other-wordly feel with time and place. Berenzy's dark drawings glow with moonlight and sustain the tone of the book. Readers who enjoy Lynd Ward's wordless The Silver Pony (Houghton, 1973) can graduate to this similar child-horse fantasy. Charlene Strickland, Los Angeles County Public Library, Valencia, Calif.
From the Publisher
"For horse lovers and fantasy lovers, among others; a good read-aloud." Kirkus Reviews with Pointers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547563145
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/19/1987
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
10 MB
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Marion Dane Bauer has written more than one hundred children's books, including picture books, easy readers, early chapter books, and novels. She won a Newbery Honor for On My Honor, a middle grade coming-of-age story. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. www.mariondanebauer.com.

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Touch the Moon 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book I am reading is Touch The Moon it is about this girl that was bagging her dad to buy her a horse for her birthday
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really did like this book. I am a 10 and a half girl who read this book and thought it was very wonderful. She gets a porclen horse for her birthday from her dad, but her dad had told her that when she was 11 years old she could get a real horse, but instead her dad got her this porclen horse and riding lessons.