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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.
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!
The tale begins by introducing Moon Girl who is jealous of her sister Sun Girl. Moon Girl believes that the earth and its creatures appreciate Sun Girl more because she provides daylight. The plants and animals seem to be more active and have more fun during the day than they do at night. Feeling slighted, Moon Girl decides to travel to Jupiter. With its many moons, she is sure that lighting them will earn her more love from the planet's inhabitants. The problem is that Jupiter is very different from Earth. Moon Girl gets no apparent rewards for lighting Jupiter's moons. When she returns to Earth's moon, Moon Girl realizes that she is needed just as much as Sun Girl is. The plants get no relief from the constant light and heat, the animals cannot sleep, and the night creatures cannot come out and play without her. In the end, Moon Girl realizes that she was loved all along.
Moon Girl teaches children and adults alike that we all have a purpose and immeasurable value that we must cultivate and share. Our greatest rewards come from using our gifts and talents as they were intended--to help others. Beatrix's book will go a long way in teaching children self-esteem and to honor their gifts.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book. Love the message it gives to young ones. Bought it to read to my sun,and will always read it with him!Published 1 month ago by Pascal David
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
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