Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

by Grace Lin

While the “mid-autumn moon glows in the sky” a contemporary family shares... read more

While the “mid-autumn moon glows in the sky” a contemporary family shares a nighttime picnic of pomelo fruit, tea, and mooncakes during the Chinese Moon Festival. Three young sisters and their parents gather on a hillside with others from their community in a tradition of thanksgiving for “a good year and to come together with family.” Rich, saturated hues in the vivid gouache illustrations add to the warmth of the night in this quiet celebratory volume. A concluding author’s note provides additional information about the holiday to supplement the brief text. (Ages 2–5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2011

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