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A Big Mooncake for Little Star (Hardcover)

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Description


A gorgeous picture book that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin

Pat, pat, pat...

Little Star's soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake.

Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she's not supposed to eat any yet! What happens when she can't resist a nibble?

In this stunning picture book that shines as bright as the stars in the sky, Newbery Honor author Grace Lin creates a heartwarming original story that explains phases of the moon.

About the Author


Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of When the Sea Turned to Silver, Starry River of the Sky, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, Dumpling Days, and Ling & Ting, as well as picture books such as The Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone! Grace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Massachusetts. Her website is gracelin.com.

Praise For…


Praise for A Big Mooncake for Little Star:

* "Luminous....Lin's storytelling is both clever and radiant. A warm and glowing modern myth."

Kirkus, starred review

"The gouache illustrations are excellent....Intriguing characters come alive."—Booklist

Lin successfully combines three distinctive and memorable elements: a fable that avoids seeming contrived, a vision of a mother and child living in cozy harmony, and a night kitchen of sendakian proportions.

Publishers Weekly

* This folkloric pourquoi tale effectively blends peaceful bedtime rhymes with the lure of irresistible snacking temptation—BCCB, starred review

* The relationship between Little Star and her mother offers a message of empowerment and reassurance. Lin's loving homage to the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is sure to become a bedtime favorite.—School Library Journal, starred review




"Lin's vibrant gouache paintings are a stellar fit for this story...this is a gentle, beautiful book for all."—BookPage




"In this bedtime read that sounds like a lullaby, a child longs to eat a mooncake she baked with her mom. Each night she secretly takes a bite, bringing about a new phase of the moon."—Parents Magazine

Praise for Dim Sum for Everyone!
"Like the pleasures of dim sum, this is a compact treat."
Booklist

"A delightful read-aloud"— Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Ugly Vegetables:
"A lovely, well-formatted book with an enjoyable multicultural story.
School Library Journal

"A charming, childlike quality infuses the artwork; boldly hued gouache pictures feature skies and lawns as patterned as the girl's kitchen wallpaper and curtains."—Publishers Weekly

Praise for When the Sea Turned to Silver:

A New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Children's Book of the Year
A National Book Award Finalist
An IndieBound Bestseller
NPR Best Book of the Year Pick
PEOPLE Top 12 Children's Book of the Year
The Horn Book Fanfare Best Books of the Year Choice
An ALA Notable Book for Children
An Amazon Best Books of the Year Pick
A CCBC Children's Choices Pick
A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade of the Year Choice
A Booklist Editor's Choice
A B&N Kids Blog 10 Notable Middle Grade Novel
KPBS (San Diego NPR affiliate) Top 12 Kid's Books of the Year
A Horn Book Book Summer Reading Choice
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year


Product Details
ISBN: 9780316404488
ISBN-10: 0316404489
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 28th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English

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