I Know the Moon by Stephen Anderson

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What is the moon? The fox knows: It is a rabbit who plays a merry game of chase in and out of the clouds. Not so, says the moth; it is a cocoon where moths of legend are born. Soon all of the night creatures are arguing, and glints of tooth and claw and angry eyes flash in the night. They turn to the Man of Science to settle their dispute, but can the truth of the moon really be found in books, rather than in the creatures' imaginations?

Greg Couch reaches new levels of artistic brilliance with his lush, moonlit illustrations that bring the hidden treasures of the night to light. I Know the Moon is a deceptively simple, lyrical homage to the visionary in each of us.

About Stephen Anderson

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Sue Stauffacher is a professional journalist and has been writing a children's book review column for 10 years. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Greg Couch is the illustrator of many children's books. He has received two Society of Illustrators Silver Medals. He lives in Nyack, New York.
Published January 1, 2001 by Philomel. 1 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The fox says it’s “a rabbit, swift and large and glowing;” the moth that it’s a big cocoon “where moths of legend are born;” the owl that it’s “a window in a midnight room;” the mouse that it’s “a seed in endless bloom;” and the frog that it’s “a lily pad for froggy croons.” To settle their quarr...

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For the fox, it's a rabbit, ""swift and large and glowing,"" while the moth sees a cocoon, ""a place where moths of legend are born and fly like stars to light the sky."" Perhaps the mouse's interpretation is most poetic: ""Planted deep in night soil, it blooms as a sunflower by day and warms my ...

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