Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (Hardcover)
Title: Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Reading Age: 3 to 7 pages
Author: Grace Lin
Illustrator: Dan Santat
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: September 14, 2010
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. The Moon Festival is one of the most important holidays of the year along with the Lunar New Year, so this book makes an excellent companion to Grace Lin’s Bringing In the New Year, which features the same family.