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Review:

"Debuting author Clark suggests that the ambivalent feelings surrounding adoption may be best handled by a fairy tale. Only a whiff of sadness is allowed to intrude on the idyll of 'sweet moon baby,' who sleeps contentedly as her Chinese parents--clearly loving--agree that they cannot raise her: ' ‘She should have pretty things,' the mother said. ‘She should learn to read,' the father said.' They send her down the river in a basket ('Only good things will happen to our daughter,' they reassure each other), where creatures care for her along the way until she is found by a red-haired man and his wife, who come looking for her in a boat of their own. ' ‘Perhaps she will like pretty things,' the wife said. ‘Perhaps she will like books,' the husband said.' Each of Barton's spreads is full of comforting notes: the girl's tranquil face, the gentle landscapes, the smiling moon. While some parents may feel uneasy with the story's fantasy elements, others will welcome the affirming images it provides for families with adopted children. Ages 5 — 8. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

With a beautiful, poetic text reminiscent of a lullaby and textured, gentle-hued illustrations, this book tells a moving story about a baby's journey from one side of the globe to the other. Full color.

About the Author

KAREN HENRY CLARK wrote her first story when she was four years old by dictating the tale of a runaway popcorn ball to her father. From that moment on, she wanted to become an author. It took longer than she anticipated, as do most things in life. Sweet Moon Baby is her first book. She lives with her husband and daughter in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she loves to watch the moon rise over the Mississippi, a wide and wonderful river like the one in this book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375857096
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Moon
Illustrator:
Barton, Patrice
Author:
Barton, Patr
Author:
Barton, Patrice
Author:
Ice
Author:
Clark, Karen Henry
Subject:
Adoption
Subject:
Family - Adoption
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.26 x 10.37 x .34 in .715 lb
Age Level:
05-08

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Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale
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Product details 32 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375857096 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Debuting author Clark suggests that the ambivalent feelings surrounding adoption may be best handled by a fairy tale. Only a whiff of sadness is allowed to intrude on the idyll of 'sweet moon baby,' who sleeps contentedly as her Chinese parents--clearly loving--agree that they cannot raise her: ' ‘She should have pretty things,' the mother said. ‘She should learn to read,' the father said.' They send her down the river in a basket ('Only good things will happen to our daughter,' they reassure each other), where creatures care for her along the way until she is found by a red-haired man and his wife, who come looking for her in a boat of their own. ' ‘Perhaps she will like pretty things,' the wife said. ‘Perhaps she will like books,' the husband said.' Each of Barton's spreads is full of comforting notes: the girl's tranquil face, the gentle landscapes, the smiling moon. While some parents may feel uneasy with the story's fantasy elements, others will welcome the affirming images it provides for families with adopted children. Ages 5 — 8. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , With a beautiful, poetic text reminiscent of a lullaby and textured, gentle-hued illustrations, this book tells a moving story about a baby's journey from one side of the globe to the other. Full color.
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