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Product Details

  • Paperback: 30 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451504136
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451504132
  • Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 8.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,754,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brilliant educational childrens book!, April 5, 2012
By
Matthew Chivers , Author of Resonance and Orchestra


"Thank you Beatrix Tambunan. Self-esteem and positive self concept are the two most important factors in social success - a powerful message weaved in to an interesting story book for children. "- Ren Chats, Childhealth Explanation, Apr 16, 2012



"Moon Girl teaches children and adults alike that we all have a purpose and immeasurable value that we must cultivate and share... Beatrix's book will go a long way in teaching children self-esteem and to honor their gifts." - Raychelle Writes, May, 2012

From the Author

Did you know that everyone has a purpose in life? Did you ever envy what other people have...especially your sibling's possessions?

A story of Moon Girl who made sure the moon shone brightly each night so night creatures could creep outside and see where they were going. There was another girl, her sister, Sun Girl. She made sure the sun shone brightly so all day creatures could stay away. So why did Moon Girl leave one day? What was she looking for? What did she discover? This is a story of self worth and valuable relationships. Discover the colorful journey with original illustrations.
 

A story inspired by the author's observation of her mother and aunt's relationship. The name of her book is a direct translation from "Wul Nyu" which is Korean for "Moon Girl".
 

Moon Girl has the author's original colorful illustrations and chose the picture of Moon Girl journeying in her "moonmobile". Unlike her first book, "An Eagle Named Canary" which has felt pen drawings, the author's challenge was making a decision on using watercolor pencils as her media.  The book contains powerful messages of self worth and systematic relationships. This book is suitable for early learners and can be a learning tool for classroom discussions on social relationships and self image.

More About the Author

Beatrix S. Tambunan has a background in Human Resources with a MS degree from Suffolk University and Graduate Certificate from Harvard University. She currently lives in Boston with her husband and daughter. "An Eagle Named Canary" is her first children's book. Inspired by living in various parts of the world and enjoying the beauty of all cultures, Beatrix embraces diversity and encourages empowerment.

"I started to write and illustrate children's books since I want to communicate positivity and empowerment to young children. I have to say my daughter, Sarah, really inspired me to write with excitement.

My background is in Human Resources where I managed adults in a very corporate environment. Unfortunately, there is very little room for creativity and adults are immune to change. I finally took a break from a high strung work environment....I believe I found my passion.

Looking back, I remember being awkward as a little girl. I lacked self-esteem and often felt displaced at school. I didn't know how to empower myself in many areas and the only books of inspiration were fairy tales.

Presently, I'm a proud mother and my wonderful daughter is my biggest support. My mission is to ignite the message of self worth, valuable relationships, and empowerment in my books, helping and inspiring children. Check out http://www.moongirl.webs.com to see my new children's book, Moon Girl.

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I heartily recommend it.
Harris Tobias
This book teaches compassion, patience, teamwork, the importance of seemingly menial tasks and even some astronomy!
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Illustrations are lively and bring the story to life.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Karin Lefranc on April 3, 2012
Format: Paperback
A simple but powerful story about not feeling wanted or special enough. Moon Girl feels that her job of lighting the night is not as important as Sun Girl. Not until she leaves planet Earth does she realize how much this planet needs her. Illustrations are lively and bring the story to life. Boys and girls will delight as well as learn some important lessons from this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Harris Tobias on April 2, 2012
Format: Paperback
What a sweet story. Touches on delicate themes of jealousy, sibling rivalry and self image but in a light and lyrical way. The drawings have a childlike naivete that perfectly matches the text. All in all this book was a joy to read. I heartily recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book has many different types of simple life lessons between the lines. That's what I look for in a children's book. Lessons that are obvious for children to understand but not force fed. This book teaches compassion, patience, teamwork, the importance of seemingly menial tasks and even some astronomy!

Beatrix made this story the perfect length and easy to follow. The words are clearly written on one page while the opposing page is filled with the illustration. The hand-drawn illustrations go a long way to breathe life into the story and help inspire children to draw and be creative on their own. The illustrations of Jupiter are quite accurate!

A wonderful little book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LEONARDOVERSE on April 24, 2012
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The illustrations in this book are soothing to the eyes and soul. It's the perfect book to read with your child at bedtime and teaches a valuable lesson about what jealousy can do and its consequences.

There is also a lesson in forgiveness and remaining loyal to your friends and family in the relationship between Sun Girl and Moon Girl. This is a lovely story and a MUST read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Books That Sow: Strength, Character & Diversity on April 11, 2012
Format: Paperback
"Moon Girl" is a lovely story that all children should read. It teaches children to fully appreciate the value of their gifts and the talents they possess. Each of us has a uniqueness, talent and value on earth. Moon girl soon realized that the "grass isn't always green" on the other side.

I also liked the message of help (service). While Moon Girl was away trying to find happiness on another planet, her sister, "Sun Girl" continued to keep the sun shining. When "Moon Girl" finally returned, her sister, welcomed her back, told her how much she was missed and how the night creatures could not function without her. I love how Sun Girl was portrayed in the story as an understanding sister. Although she grew tired and weary, she continued to do her part and let the sun shine for a very long time. Sun Girl was not angry with her sister when she returned.

What an awesome way to show love, patience and stewardship towards others as they journey to "find" themselves and what they want to become and/or do in life.

The illustrations are awesome! I love the rich colors and the expressions of the characters. Children will spend time studying these pictures as they read "Moon Girl.

It is my hope that parents will consider buying "Moon Girl" for children. I can also see counselors and teachers using this book in the educational system. In the wake of social emotional learning, this book is a good resource for teaching feelings, understanding and care for others.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Mueller on April 5, 2012
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Moon girl is the story of two sisters that are wishing for what they think is a better life, only to find out they are perfect just the way they are. A common story among siblings this book's theme has a simplistic quality suitable for children of all ages.
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