Your Moon, My Moon: A Grandmother's Words to a Faraway Child by Patricia MaclachlanYour Moon, My Moon: A Grandmother's Words to a Faraway Child by Patricia Maclachlan

Your Moon, My Moon: A Grandmother's Words to a Faraway Child

byPatricia MaclachlanIllustratorBryan Collier

Picture Books | August 16, 2011

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For many children who live far away from their grandparents, it can be hard to understand why they can''t always be together. Patricia MacLachlan has created a bridge to close the distance by finding connections in memories and the moon they share.

A beautiful, lyrical poem coupled with Bryan Collier''s rich collages, Here and There celebrates the importance of staying close to your family, even across thousands of miles.
Author Patricia MacLachlan was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on March 3, 1938. She received a B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1962 and taught English at a junior high school until 1979. She began writing picture books and novels at the age of thirty-five. She won the Golden Kite Award for Arthur, for the Very First Time and the ...
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Title:Your Moon, My Moon: A Grandmother's Words to a Faraway ChildFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 8.5 X 11 X 0.4 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 8.5 X 11 X 0.4 inPublished:August 16, 2011Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1416979506

ISBN - 13:9781416979500

Appropriate for ages: 4

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A grandmother who lives in the U.S. prepares to visit her grandson, who lives in Africa. While the moon is common to them both, she points out the many differences in their lives as she reminisces about past times together. When it is cold in one place, it is hot and dry in the other. There is ice-skating where she lives and lake swimming where he lives. Always, though, there is the moon, and as the story comes to a close, grandparent and grandchild are reunited under it. Collier’s vibrant illustrations are a blend of watercolor and his trademark collage. This is a wonderful book to contrast different lifestyles. Pair it with Nigel Gray’s A Country Far Away (Scholastic, 1989) to further illustrate cultural differences and human commonalities.–Joan Kindig, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA SLJ, August 2011