A Full Moon Is Rising by Marilyn Singer

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A children's book takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the world to discover an amazing collection of full moon celebrations, beliefs, customs, and facts. We'll visit India, Israel, Morocco, China, Australia, and many more places.


About Marilyn Singer

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Marilyn Singer was born in the Bronx, New York, on October 3, 1948, and lived most of her early life in North Massapequa on Long Island. She attended Queens College, City University of New York as an English major and education student, and for her junior year, attended Reading University, in England. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Queens and a MA in Communications from New York University. Marilyn Singer had been teaching English in New York City high schools for several years when she began writing in 1974. Initially, she wrote film notes, catalogues, teacher's guides and filmstrips. She also began looking into magazine writing. Her article proposals were not very successful, but she did manage to have some of her poetry published. Then one day she penned a story featuring talking insects she'd made up when she was eight. Encouraged by the responses she got, she wrote more stories and in 1976 her first book, The Dog Who Insisted He Wasn't, was published. Since then, Marilyn has published more than 50 books for children and young adults. In addition to a rich collection of fiction picture books, Singer has also produced a wide variety of nonfiction works for young readers as well as several poetry volumes in picture book format. Additionally, Singer has edited volumes of short stories for young adult readers, including Stay True: Short Stories for Strong Girls and I Believe in Water: Twelve Brushes with Religion. JULIA CAIRNS is a fulltime fine artist and illustrator known for her colorful images and joyous, whimsical style. In addition to creating illustrations for children's books, Cairns has exhibited her work in shows and galleries around the United States, England, and Botswana, all places where she has lived for several years. "The moon always inspires me," says Cairns, and it often appears in her paintings. A Full Moon Is Rising gave Cairns many more opportunities to paint her favorite celestial body.
Published June 1, 2011 by Lee & Low Books. 48 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Singer deftly invites readers to consider and appreciate Earth’s silvery satellite through poems written in a variety of styles that offer a glimpse of how the full moon is enjoyed and welcomed throughout the world.

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Publishers Weekly

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Singer's sparkling verses celebrate the majesty of the moon as experienced in settings around the world, each distinctly conveyed in Cairns's perceptive watercolors.

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New York Journal of Books

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“A Full Moon Is Rising gives readers ample cause for celebration, regardless of the night sky’s performance.” Marilyn Singer’s polished little poems shine in this mesmerizing lunar journey that puts science and myths, customs and geography into context.Framing her accessible poetry set in various...

Jun 30 2011 | Read Full Review of A Full Moon Is Rising

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