Shadow in the Moon <br><font size=2>A Tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival</font>

Shadow in the Moon
A Tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival

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Coming July 17, 2018. Preorder now!

By: Christina Matula / Illustrated by: Pearl Law

A unique blend of traditional folklore and contemporary customs brings the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival to life.

Two sisters and their grandmother celebrate a popular Chinese holiday with family. Their favorite part? Mooncakes, of course--along with Ah-ma's story of the ancient Chinese tale of Hou Yi, a brave young archer, and his wife, Chang'E. A long, long time ago, Hou Yi rescued the earth from the heat of ten suns. The Immortals rewarded him with a magic potion that could let him live in the sky with them forever. But when a thief tries to steal the potion, what will Chang'E do to keep it out of dangerous hands? The sisters are mesmerized by Ah-ma's retelling and the fact that the very mooncakes they enjoy each holiday are a symbol of this legend's bravest soul.

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Author & Illustrator Bios:

Christina Matula, author

Christina Matula is a Canadian author currently based in Hong Kong. She loves learning about her Chinese heritage through legends and festivals. She hopes her stories will spark in an interest in Chinese culture for readers of all backgrounds. The Shadow in the Moon is her first picture book.

Pearl Law, illustrator

Pearl Law is a budding children's book illustrator. She works with pencil, ink, gouache, and Photoshop, and is the illustrator of Clap Your Hands.

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-746-4

ISBN: 978-1-63289-563-9 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-63289-564-6 PDF
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Ages: 5-8
Page count: 32
81/4 x 97/8

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