Almost A Full Moon by Hawksley WorkmanAlmost A Full Moon by Hawksley Workman

Almost A Full Moon

byHawksley Workman

Hardcover | September 6, 2016

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Almost a Full Moon is a warm-hearted story of family, community, food and home. A boy and his grandmother host a gathering in their small cabin in the middle of winter. Friends travel from near and far, and some new friends even turn up. The walls of the cabin are elastic and the soup pot bottomless; all are welcome. Based on the lyrics of Hawksley Workman's song from his holiday album Almost a Full Moon, this book evokes both the cold and the coziness of a winter's night: crisp clean air, sparkling snow, the light of the moon, welcoming windows, glowing candles, family and friends. The spare text is beautifully complemented with the rich illustrations of Jensine Eckwall, a new talent to Tundra. She brings beauty and a hint of magic to Workman's evocative lyrics; together, they create a world and a night that will enchant readers of all ages.
HAWKSLEY WORKMAN is an award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, writer, and actor. This is his first book for children. The author lives in Toronto.
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Title:Almost A Full MoonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.3 × 8.3 × 0.44 inPublished:September 6, 2016Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770498710

ISBN - 13:9781770498716

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Perfect I think it's almost unfair for me to rate/review this, because I've been a ridiculous nerdy fan of Hawksley Workman's for nearly 17 years. To me, he can do no wrong. Everything he does is genuine and heavy with emotion, and regardless of how simple it may seem to someone, it's always something that I'm in awe of. Everyone seems to have "that" person that they admire and appreciate for what they give to the world, and Hawksley is definitely that person for me. Also, this book will make more sense to people who have heard his album/song by the same name (Almost a Full Moon).
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great winter story to share with little ones Charming homey illustrations complete the story of the coming of cold weather. As a boy and his grandmother prepare soup acquaintances from near and far gather to celebrate the new season, and enjoy the comfort of friendship. A great book to warm up to winter with children ages three to seven to.
Date published: 2016-09-06

Editorial Reviews

"Singer-songwriter Workman uses the title track from a 2001 EP as the foundation for his first children’s book, a beguiling story of people coming together one winter night. It’s also a notable debut for Eckwall, whose delicate paintings transport readers to a remote cottage shared by a gray-haired woman and a boy. Together, they prepare a meal before a diverse array of guests arrive, including a brown-skinned family of four and a redheaded girl who rides up on a wolf, tilting an already-magical setting into something even more fantastical." - Starred Review, Publishers Weekly“The rhythms are beguiling and carefree, never once veering into sing-song, and it begs to be read-aloud, especially at this time of year when we gather with loved ones.” - Kirkus Reivews“The rhymed text reads fluid and effortless, and the illustrations are delicate and cozy. Beautiful bedtime story.” - Reviews in Chalk blog “She brings beauty and a hint of magic to Workman's evocative lyrics; together, they create a world and a night that will enchant readers of all ages.” - 49th Shelf blog