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Moon Girl Paperback – March 8, 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
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
"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 to fit in or make friends. 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."
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!
It is baeutifully written, and I will most certainly be reading this to my little baby girl come August! Happy father!
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a quaint little story about being jealous of another's abilities and feeling unloved and unwanted. Read morePublished on December 29, 2012 by darswords
"Moon Girl" is kind hearted story for children of all ages. It reveals that everyone has unique gifts in this world and when applied to helping others gives us the most... Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by Mikie's Review
"Moon Girl" is kind hearted story for children of all ages. It reveals that everyone has unique gifts in this world and when applied to helping others gives us the most... Read morePublished on May 24, 2012
Moon Girl by Beatrix Tambunan is a story about overcoming envy by discovering one's purpose, self-worth, and value. Read morePublished on May 22, 2012 by Raychelle Writes
This is an adorable, sweet story about Moon Girl, who is feeling a bit like she is living in Sun Girl's shadow, literally and figuratively, and goes off in search of greener... Read morePublished on May 20, 2012 by Avid Reader