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Clara Luna's name means "clear moon" in Spanish. But lately, her head

has felt anything but clear. One day a letter comes from Mexico, written in Spanish: Dear Clara, We invite you to our house for the summer. We will wait for you on the day of the full moon, in June, at the Oaxaca airport. Love, your grandparents.

Fourteen-year-old Clara has never met her father's parents. She knows he snuck over the border from Mexico as a teenager, but beyond that, she knows almost nothing about his childhood. When she agrees to go, she's stunned by her grandparents' life: they live in simple shacks in the mountains of southern Mexico, where most people speak not only Spanish, but an indigenous language, Mixteco.

The village of Yucuyoo holds other surprises, too-- like the spirit waterfall, which is heard but never seen. And Pedro, an intriguing young goatherder who wants to help Clara find the waterfall. Hearing her grandmother’s adventurous tales of growing up as a healer awakens Clara to the magic in Yucuyoo, and in her own soul. What The Moon Saw is an enchanting story of discovering your true self in the most unexpected place.

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When her father's parents, whom she has never met, invite her to Mexico, Clara Luna, stunned by the way they live, finds her soul embracing their culture, and embarks on a quest to find the spirit waterfall, with the help of a handsome goat herder. Reprint.

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Fourteen-year-old Clara Luna spends the summer with her grandparents in the tiny, remote village of Yucuyoo, Mexico, learning about her grandmother's life as a healer, her father's decision to leave home for the United States, and her own place in the world.

About the Author

\What The Moon Saw is Laura Resau's first novel. The author lives in Colorado.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375849275
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : General
Author:
Laura Resau
Author:
Laura Resau
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
People & Places - Mexico
Subject:
Self-perception
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080408
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
5-9
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Age Level:
10-14

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Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy

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Product details 272 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780375849275 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , When her father's parents, whom she has never met, invite her to Mexico, Clara Luna, stunned by the way they live, finds her soul embracing their culture, and embarks on a quest to find the spirit waterfall, with the help of a handsome goat herder. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , Fourteen-year-old Clara Luna spends the summer with her grandparents in the tiny, remote village of Yucuyoo, Mexico, learning about her grandmother's life as a healer, her father's decision to leave home for the United States, and her own place in the world.
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