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Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

This simple, young, and satisfying story follows a Chinese American family as they celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.

Each member of the family lends a hand as they prepare a moonlit picnic with mooncakes, pomelos, cups of tea, and colorful lanterns. And everyone sends thanks and a secret wish up to the moon.

Grace Lin's luminous and gloriously patterned artwork is perfect for this holiday tale. Her story is simple -- tailor-made for reading aloud to young children. And she includes an informative author's note with further details on the customs and traditions of the Moon Festival for parents and teachers.

For more Mighty Girl stories about holiday, visit our Holidays & Celebrations section.

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"Under a full harvest moon, a Chinese American family unpacks their car, sets out a drop cloth and lanterns, and enjoys fruit, moon cakes, and tea at a “nighttime picnic.” They honor the mid-autumn moon with moments of quiet thanks and private wishes as they celebrate the traditional Chinese holiday with other families....A beautiful, welcome choice for multicultural studies, this also adds diversity to autumnal thanksgiving themes." -- Linda Perkins, Booklist

Product Details

Recommended Age 3 - 7
Author Grace Lin
ISBN 0375861017
Publication Date Sep 14, 2010
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language English