Winter Moon Song (Hardback)
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Winter Moon Song (Hardback)

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Hardback 40 Pages / Published: 21/08/2014
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Many cultures explain why we can see the shape of a rabbit on the moon. Inspired by a Lakota Elder's version of the tale, Martha Brooks created this beautifully written story. A young rabbit asks his mother how the shape of a rabbit came to be on the moon. She tells him the story of Great Mother Creator Rabbit, who came down to Earth to see how her creatures lived. Finding herself cold and hungry, she built a fire, placing a stewpot on top. Another rabbit took it upon himself to jump in, but before he could perish Great Mother Rabbit tossed him up into the moon. This is why all the rabbits now gather to hear the choir sing "Winter Moon Song." But when all the rabbits gather to hear it, the little rabbit is disappointed: it had been beautiful, but did not seem magical. In the wintry air, the little rabbit looks up at the rabbit in the moon and is suddenly inspired to sing the song once more. He is joined by others. In singing the song anew, they realize the joy in being one great rabbit family.

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd ,Canada
ISBN: 9781554983209
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 248 x 191 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice

"Quiet but joyful . . . A subtle tale, perhaps best read to a thoughtful child in the intimate setting of a winter bedtime." Kirkus Reviews

"Ruifernandez paints vast white expanses of snow and crisp blue-violet night skies . . . Brooks creates lovely, evocative imagery." Publishers Weekly

"Illustrated in smeary, evocative watercolor and ink, Ruifernandez's muted blues and grays conjure dreamy forest scenes, endless starlit skies, and softly drawn rabbits gathering to sing to the moon." Booklist

"The perfect story to share during the winter months or as part of a study of traditional tales from around the world." Library Media Connection
"Once upon a time in the far deep woods, when the snow looked as if a giant hand had tossed a blanket of stars to earth, there lived a rabbit." from the book

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