Crescent Moon by Alden R. Carter

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Living in the logging area of northern Wisconsin during the early 1900s, twelve-year-old Jeremy helps his uncle carve a statue of a Chippewa maiden as a tribute to the vanishing culture of her people.

About Alden R. Carter

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Named to the Wisconsin Library Association's list "Notable Wisconsin Authors" in 2002, Alden R. Carter joined the company of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Carl Sandburg, Sterling North, George Shannon, and Kevin Henkes among the state's finest writers. His eleven novels, twenty-one nonfiction titles, and seven picture books for children and young adults have won numerous honors including six American Library Association Best Book awards. Mr. Carter has made over 600 presentations in schools and at conferences nationwide. With humor and a knack for communicating with young people, he combines advice on writing with sound lessons for growing up. "I write for young people because I'm always astonished at their courage," he explains. "They deserve good stories and when they want to talk in my imagination or in person, I listen."Besides his work for young people, Mr. Carter also writes adult fiction and nonfiction. His Bright Starry Banner: A Novel of the Civil War won the prestigious John Esten Cooke Fiction Award from the Military Order of the Stars & Bars. His novel in stories Love, Football and Other Contact Sports.He lives with his wife, Carol, a dog, a ferret, and many fish in Marshfield, Wisconsin. The Carters have two adult children, Brian, an architect, and Siri, a horse trainer and student.
Published August 30, 1999 by Diane Pub Co. 153 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Set in early-20th-century Wisconsin, Carter's (Up Country) disjointed novel establishes 12-year-old Jeremy as a witness to the waning of a way of life.

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Fantasy Literature

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed is one of those odd little novels that crop up now and then that I’m reading along and mostly enjoying and by the end think, “hmm, that actually wasn’t all that good a book.

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The Ranting Dragon

Imagine The Arabian Nights starring Iroh of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and you’ll have a sense of what Saladin Ahmed’s debut novel is like.

Feb 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Crescent Moon

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