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"The Next Full Moon" is as magical as a moonbeam on a mid-summer's eve. When you've finished this enchanting story, you'll close your eyes and fly.

--Kathi Appelt, author of THE UNDERNEATH and KEEPER

About the Author

Carolyn Turgeon is the author of RAIN VILLAGE, GODMOTHER, and MERMAID.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Downtown Bookworks; Original edition (March 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193570334X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935703341
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #648,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Carolyn Turgeon is the author of five novels: Rain Village; Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story; Mermaid; The Next Full Moon, her first children's book; and The Fairest of Them All. She's also the editor of Faerie Magazine.

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I've read all of Carolyn Turgeon's adult novels.
D. C. Simms
Full of the poetic imagery and gorgeous magic of Turgeon's other novels, The Next Full Moon is a warm-hearted wonder of a book.
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It made me remember what it felt like to be young, awkward, and in love.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jillg on April 7, 2012
Format: Paperback
I'm not the middle school-aged girl The Next Full Moon is aimed at, but I loved this book! I picked it up because I'm a huge fan of Turgeon's novels for grown-ups, including Rain Village, Godmother and Mermaid, and I figured I'd give this one a whirl. It sucked me in immediately. It may be the tale of a girl who finds out her mother is a swan maiden - and starts to grow feathers herself - but its portrayal of the terrible angst and profound joy of those tween years is utterly real. So are the characters, including leading lady Ava, so smart, so funny, so good-hearted I found myself wishing she'd been my best buddy in school.

Full of the poetic imagery and gorgeous magic of Turgeon's other novels, The Next Full Moon is a warm-hearted wonder of a book. I'm keeping my copy for myself, but will be picking up two more for my 12-year old cousins.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mary McMyne on March 30, 2012
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This lovely and accessible middle grade novel, written for girls, is also beautiful and layered enough to delight their mothers. When Ava, a motherless girl, nears thirteen, she begins to grow feathers. Ashamed at first, she tries to hide them, until she realizes the magical world they open up. Girls will enjoy the way Ava blossoms as the story progresses, her hilarious best friend Morgan, their budding relationships with boys, and the fun they have planning her thirteenth birthday party. Mothers will appreciate the rich meaning of the story, the beautiful and simple language, and Ava's heartache for the mother she has lost. Everyone will adore the magical elements and moving ending. I cried. A fast read, and fun. A fairy and coming-of-age tale in one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Simms on April 9, 2012
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I've read all of Carolyn Turgeon's adult novels. It was only a matter of time before she shared her whimsy with a younger audience. The Next Full Moon is a wonderful twist on old tales about swan maidens, magical creatures who can shed their feathers to take human form.

Ava is a smart, charming 12-year-old on the verge of discovering a secret about herself and her family. Her struggle between horror and wonder is believable. The characters in the story have personalities of their own, and what stands out is how Ava's friends and family truly care about her. Even the popular boy she likes turns out to be sweet, courteous, and intelligent. Her awareness of her body's changes and feelings is handled with sensitivity and honesty.

I would have enjoyed a book like this when I was a girl, and I'd give it to any middle-grade reader who appreciates a magical tale.
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Once upon a time, an almost 13 year old girl is on her way to enjoying a day at the lake when she begins to sprout feathers. Is she a freak? Or is there something special about her?

I honestly didn't realize that this was a juvenile/middle reader book until I started reading it (though I had a good idea it was when I bought it, based on the price). I don't typically read a whole lot of books from this age group for whatever reason, so reading something for the tween set was an interesting departure and also a great learning experience.

This is a book that I think tweens (9 - 12 girls, because the main character is a girl and there is a lot of talk about boys and kissing, which I don't think most boys the same age would care about, though I am probably wrong) would probably adore. In fact, I would probably recommend this book to a tween girl who isn't too hot on reading to get her started on the addiction.

The characters felt fairly realistic. I say "fairly" because it has been awhile since I was almost 13 and because a lot of the things Ava and Morgan talk about/do weren't things that I did. For instance, Ava is pretty boy crazy over Jeff Jackson. At some points, it threatens to dominate the story and turn this into a typical contemporary romance. Now, I do think the romance was age appropriate and well-done (not too much dramatics you wouldn't expect in the early teens/late tweens), but I really wanted to focus more on Ava and her feathers (and Ava's mother). Another thing that felt weird to me was how easy it was for Ava to deceive her father about the feathers and how she didn't want to talk to him about them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jo-Ann Mapson on March 20, 2012
Format: Paperback
I so admire Carolyn Turgeon's novels for adults, and was curious to see how she'd approach the YA novel in particular, since that age reading group is really hard to please. It's often that time of life that kids turn away from reading, distracted by smartphones, teen mags and such. I'm pleased to say this is a wonderful story, beautifully written, compelling, but not too dependent on romance. It's more about best girlfriends, the strange ways adolescence affects a girl, and there's a little magic to it, a la Alice Hoffman, but not way out there. In the larger scope, it's a story that says a lot more once you're finished reading it. For example, Ava's grandmother is as knowing, comforting and generous as any pre-teen would want. Ava's being raised by her dad, and though he's not in the story as much as the narrator, he's a well-crafted and interesting character that understands his daughter better than she thinks he does. He treats her with respect and humor, gives her space, yet is a part of her life without being any of the stereotypes one might imagine. I was struck by the wholesomeness in this story. I'd have no trouble at all giving it to a young reader. This book is really a good read. I wish she'd been around when I was the age of Ava. Hope she writes another YA novel soon.
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