Shirley Hughes Abel's Moon

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Abel's Moon

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A beautiful and rich story about imagination and family from the author/illustrator of The Lion and the Unicorn, which School Library Journal called "remarkable...a moving story." When Abel Grable returns home from his travels, he tells his family all about his adventures. One day he decides to write his stories down. He takes his table into the quiet garden and writes until dark -- and there the table stays, even after Abel goes looking for work again. His sons use the table to create their own imaginary adventures. And when Abel returns with more real-life stories, the children have their own fantastic tales to tell him, too.

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Shirley Hughes has been called "a formidable force in the world of contemporary children's books" by The Horn Book. She is the author and illustrator of many books, including The Lion and The Unicorn, also published by DK Ink.

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PreSchool-Grade 2 After Abel Grable returns from working out of the country, he tells his wife and sons all about his adventures. He describes camping out in jungles and taking supplies by riverboat to people in places with no electricity, with only the moon to guide the way. Because the boys love hearing these stories so much, Abel decides to record them. Finding it too noisy to work inside, he takes a table out in the yard, and writes for many hours. Then he goes off again. Using the table at which he wrote, Noah and Adam re-create their father's adventures or pretend that the table is a machine that can take them to the moon. That night, Adam realizes that the same moon is shining on him and on Abel, and on all people who love one another but can't be together. And, he imagines all the wonderful stories he will have to tell his father about his adventures. Hughes's deceptively plain writing style packs a subtle emotional wallop. Youngsters will appreciate the loving family, and enjoy the children's imaginative play. Hughes's humorous watercolor illustrations are at their best here. They effectively depict the luminous moonlight and the characters' changing feelings. They also make the little ordinary family treasures and clutter an important part of the narrative. The text and art fit beautifully together to create a moving story that can be appreciated on many levels. Anne Parker, Milton Public Library, MA
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