No One Walks on My Father's Moon by Chara M. Curtis

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There once lived a boy who was eager to learn all this great world could teach him.
(From the text.)

Recommended for ages 9 through adult.

A boy races home to share the exciting news with his father: a man has walked on the moon! But he is hurt and bewildered by his father’s reaction. “No man can walk on the face of God’s shining light!” Seeking only to understand, the boy learns to reconcile scientific discovery with religious poetry. He learns that “in truth is the many in one,” and allows that truth to return him to love.

The story could be written of any time or place where truth is perceived as “either/or.” In this tale of father and son, the conflicts of generations, cultures and creeds are viewed from the depth of understanding and heart of compassion that have endeared Ms. Curtis to readers worldwide.

Rebecca Hyland’s illustrations resonate with the sensitivity that has made No One Walks on My Father’s Moon a treasure, utilized in university-level Children’s Literature/Critical Theory classrooms and discussed in articles such as that which appeared in Tikkun Magazine in Spring 2010 (http://www.tikkun.org/article.php/mar2010wend-walker).

No One Walks on My Father’s Moon was honored in 1997 with the Washington State Governor’s Writers Award.
 

About Chara M. Curtis

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Curtis is an award winning author who now makes writing her full-time profession.
 
Published December 26, 2010 by Chara Curtis & Rebecca Hyland. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Fiction

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When the father holds out his hand afterward for his son to kiss, in keeping with custom, Curtis explains in characteristically over-earnest tones that ""the beating had hurt the boy's heart even more than it had hurt his body, and so his lips fell cold and numb against his father's hand, the war...

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