Thanking the Moon by Grace Lin
Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

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This simple, young, and satisfying story follows a Chinese American family as they celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.Each member of the family lends a hand as they prepare a moonlit picnic with mooncakes, pomelos, cups of tea, and colorful lanterns. And everyone sends thanks and a secret wish up to the moon.Grace Lin�s luminous and gloriously patterned artwork is perfect for this holiday tale. Her story is simple�tailor-made for reading aloud to young children. And she includes an informative author�s note with further details on the customs and traditions of the Moon Festival for parents and teachers. The Moon Festival is one of the most important holidays of the year along with the Lunar New Year, so this book makes an excellent companion to Grace Lin�s Bringing In the New Year, which features the same family.

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Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of Starry River of the Sky, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, Dumpling Days, and Ling & Ting, as well as picture books such as The Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone! Grace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Massachusetts. Her website is
Published September 26, 2012 by Alfred A. Knopf BFYR. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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Opposing the exuberant energy found by this same Chinese-American family in Bringing in the New Year (2008), the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is a much more contemplative and quiet observance.

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