Mooncakes by Loretta Seto

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Mooncakes is the lyrical story of a young girl who shares the special celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival with her parents. As they eat mooncakes, drink tea and watch the night sky together, Mama and Baba tell ancient tales of a magical tree that can never be cut down, the Jade Rabbit who came to live on the moon and one brave woman's journey to eternal life. With a gentle focus on the importance of family, Mooncakes is a perfect book for parent and child to read together, while its educational aspect makes it ideal for school libraries that wish to provide an insight into a unique cultural holiday.

About Loretta Seto

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Loretta Seto is a fiction and screenwriter, as well as a playwright. She has been published in Renné Benoit has been drawing pictures since she could hold a crayon. She works out of her home studio in St. Thomas, Ontario, where she lives with her husband, their daughter and their dog. Her recent work includes
Published April 1, 2013 by Orca Book Publishers. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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"Tonight the moon shines like a polished pearl, round and fat."

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Seto’s children’s book debut is set during the Moon Festival, a summer festival celebrated by Chinese families with candlelit paper lanterns, moon viewing, mooncakes, and storytelling. A first-person

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PreS-Gr 3—A generous trim size and skillful use of white space usher readers into this loving story of a little girl and her family as they celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival. The lanterns are set and Mama and Baba snuggle with their daughter as they eat mooncakes, drink tea, and share the stori...

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