A Full Moon is Rising
In the night sky, nothing is more magical than the full moon that rises every month. When it shines, all kinds of fascinating things occur. Tides rise to enormous heights. Children dare each other to climb a staircase to the moon. Families eat cakes with a moon inside. Campers watch out for werewolves. And sometimes, the whole moon disappears in the earth’s shadow.
Come along on a whirlwind tour of the world to discover an amazing collection of full moon celebrations, beliefs, customs, and facts. We’ll visit India, Israel, Morocco, China, Australia, and many more places to see what can happen . . . when a full moon is rising!
Marilyn Singer, recipient of the 2015 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, is the author of more than one hundred award-winning books for young readers, including Lee & Low’s A Full Moon Is Rising. Her works have won numerous honors, including the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor and the Orbis Pictus Honor, and several Notable, Parents’ Choice, and Children’s Choice Awards. She and her husband live in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut.
Julia Cairns is a full-time fine artist and illustrator known for her colorful images and joyous, whimsical style. In addition to creating illustrations for children’s books, Cairns has exhibited her fine art in numerous shows and galleries. “The moon always inspires me,” says Cairns, and it often appears in her paintings. A Full Moon Is Rising gave her many more opportunities to paint her favorite celestial body. Cairns lives in Galisteo, New Mexico, with her husband and their two children.
Marilyn Singer’s polished little poems shine in this mesmerizing lunar journey that puts science and myths, customs and geography into context.
A Full Moon Is Rising gives readers ample cause for celebration, regardless of the night sky’s performance. NY Journal of Books
Singer’s sparkling verses celebrate the majesty of the moon as experienced in settings around the world, each distinctly conveyed in Cairns’s perceptive watercolors. Publishers Weekly
Singer deftly invites readers to consider and appreciate Earth’s silvery satellite through poems written in a variety of styles that offer a glimpse of how the full moon is enjoyed and welcomed throughout the world. Cairns’ cheery, childlike, energetic watercolors, feeling the double-page spreads, make the diverse cultures and locales come alive. Readers will be enchanted by the idea that the lovely orb that shines above all the world’s peoples has engendered so much wonder and so many rich traditions.
Gentle and lovely, just like its inspiration. - Kirkus Reivew
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