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Meet Me at the Moon Hardcover – March 29, 2012

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"Marino's breathtaking panoramas make an already powerful story sing."
(Publishers Weekly, starred review )

"The textured mixed-media art paired with the flowing text elevates this title above most missing-mama fare ... Radiating warmth and comfort, this distinguished title strikes home."
(Kirkus,Starred Review, April 1, 2012 )

"Heartfelt and sincere, yet never cloying, this will work well one on one or in story hours."
(Booklist, March 1, 2012 )

About the Author

Gianna Marino spent her early years galloping horses through Golden Gate Park and writing stories of her adventures. She has traveled throughout the world and now lives in Northern California, where she writes and illustrates full time. Visit Gianna at giannamarino.com.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers (March 29, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670013137
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670013135
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.4 x 11.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #231,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Gianna Marino began her early career as a carriage driver, a jewelry designer, and a muralist, finally landing a job as a toy designer. After years in a corporate box with no windows, she began writing and illustrating children's books.
Please visit www.GiannaMarino.com

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jessica at Cracking the Cover on April 4, 2012
Format: Hardcover
The land is dry, and Mama must leave Little One to ask the skies for rain. It's important, but Little One is worried and doesn't want Mam to go. "You will feel my love in everything around you," Mama reassures. In the wind, Mama will sing. Her love will be in the warmth of the sun; it will twinkle in the brightest star. And she promises they will be reunited in the moon, "where the sky touches the earth," after the rains come.

"Meet Me at the Moon" is lovely both in word and art. Author/illustrator Gianna Marino perfectly captures the love between a mother and child, and gently broaches the subject of temporary separation. Exquisite illustrations in oranges, yellows and blues are a delight that you'll want to peruse over and over again. This is one of my favorite picture books of the year. Make sure to add it to the top of your "to-own" list.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Diane Breivis on April 7, 2012
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Absolutely charming book in every way. I have bought all of Gianna Marino's books for my grand daughter and they are always sure to please for a very long time. Her illustrations are so beautifully detailed and her perspective on the animals is always so original. This is a bittersweet story about a mom and her daughter elephant. the anxiety of seperation, the trust of a reunion and the joy of finding one another again - at the moon. Gorgeous.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By samantha on January 25, 2015
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So I'm deployed and away from my son and both me and him love elephants the other day I was having a hard time while being go e and I called it just happened that this book had came n the mail from imagination library we signed up for it made my day it fit perfect it had beautiful art and I even bought it on my kindle so I can read it to him while I m far away
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By melessa on June 1, 2012
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This book jumped out at me on a table of hundreds of books. The art, design, and story are incredible. I made a $25 bet with my husband that this one will win a Caldecott.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TwoDogs on March 4, 2013
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The illustrations are beautiful, really stunning. The story is sweet, but a little sappy and falls short of conveying the deeper meaning that it seems to be striving for. Mama elephant loves baby elephant, but their land is dry, so Mama elephant must leave to ask the sky for more rain. Other members of the African plains look out for Baby elephant and Mama elephant tells Baby that he will know her love by the moon. After the rain falls, Mama elephant and Baby are reunited. The story is a sweet but awkward message about the depths of a mother's love. Despite the shortcomings of the prose, the beautiful illustrations make this picture book totally worthwhile.
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I couldn't get all the way through this beautifully illustrated book without tears. I read it to my three year old grandson who wanted to turn the pages faster than I wanted to. This is one of those children's books that adults will cherish. The mama elephant must leave her baby and climb a high mountain to ask for rain because the land is parched. She poetically and lovingly describes how her child will know that she is still with him in spirit, and she does return at the end!
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By Francine M. Filice on June 16, 2012
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Purchased this book as a gift for newborn to be read to her when she's a little older. Her two and a half year old brother loves the book so it's a two way hit. I know this author personally and love all her children's book- wonderful writing and beautiful graphics.
Definitely recommend.
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By R. Schneider on February 17, 2013
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Granted, I'm pretty emotional to begin with. But this book makes me choke up a little bit every time I read it with my 2.5-yr-old. He likes to pull it off the bookcase himself sometimes. "The moon" is one of his favorite phrases, which makes it extra special.
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