How The Moon Regained Her Shape by Janet Ruth Heller

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Influenced by Native American folktales, this story teaches the phases of the moon while emphasizing how to deal with bullies. After the sun insults her, the moon is hurt and disappears. With the help of her many friends, the moon regains her self-confidence each day until she is back to her full size.

2006 Children’s Choices Award (Children’s Book Council and Int’l. Reading Association) 2007 Ben Franklin Award (Publishers Marketing Association) 2007 Moonbeam Gold Award

4-6 pg For Creative Minds educational section in the back
40-60 pg cross-curricular Teaching Activities and 3 Interactive Quizzes available free on the book’s homepage
eBooks with Auto-Flip, Auto-Read and selectable English and Spanish text and audio

About Janet Ruth Heller

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Janet Ruth Heller has her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago. After a career of almost 30 years of teaching at various colleges and universities, she is currently an assistant professor for the English Department at Western Michigan University. She has taught a wide variety of classes, including creative writing and literature for children. Janet is a prolific writer of poetry and stories that have been published in a wide variety of magazines and journals. She is a founding mother of Primavera, a literary magazine based in Chicago. Ben Hodson illustrates full time from his home in Ottawa, Canada. He loves a good adventure, like hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with a team of wild burros or living in a small village in Nepal. His published works for Sylvan Dell include 'Twas the Day Before Zoo Day, In Arctic Waters, and How the Moon Regained Her Shape (recipient of the Ben Franklin Award for best interior art). Other books include: I Love Yoga; Pigs Aren't Dirty, Bears Aren't Slow and Other Truths about Misunderstood Animals and Wishes and Worries: A Story to Help Children Understand a Parent Who Drinks Too Much Alcohol. Ben's artwork for How the Moon Regained Her Shape was selected for the Society of Illustrators' 26th Annual Original Art Exhibition and Ben was the 2004 recipient of the Glass Slipper Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Canadian Conference.
Published October 15, 2007 by Sylvan Dell Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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