The Moon Lady by Amy Tan
(Aladdin Picture Books)

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One rainy afternoon, a grandmother tells her three granddaughters a story from her childhood in China at the time of the Moon Festival and the adventures she had that day when she encountered the Moon Lady and so learnt about different kinds of wishes.
 

About Amy Tan

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Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God'Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughters Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter, The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life, and two , The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life, and two children's books, The Moon Lady and Sagwa, which has now beechildren's books, The Moon Lady and Sagwa, which has now been adapted as a PBS production. Tan was also a co-producer ann adapted as a PBS production. Tan was also a co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club, d co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club, and her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazinand her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her work has been translated into thirtyes and anthologies. Her work has been translated into thirty-five languages. She lives with her husband in San Francisco-five languages. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York. and New York. Amy Tan wrote her first published essay, "What the Library Means to Me," at age eight. She has since become the author of two well-known works of fiction: "The Joy Luck Club," which was chosen by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults; and "The Kitchen God's Wife," named a 1991 "Booklist" Editor's Choice. Her first book for young people was the highly praised "The Moon Lady," illustrated by Gretchen Schields (Macmillan). Her recent essay, "Mother Tongue," was included in the 1991 edition of "Best American Essays." Prior to writing fiction, Ms. Tan worked as a language development consultant to programs serving developmentally disabled children. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Lou DeMattei.
 
Published November 1, 1995 by Rebound by Sagebrush. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a story adapted from The Joy Luck Club, "Nai-nai" amuses her granddaughters with a story about her "earliest memory," an exciting day during the Moon Festival, when she was seven.

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it was a steamy day, and ``the sun drove rays through the bamboo curtains like knives.'' Filled with similarly vivid images, Tan's lilting text conveys Ying-ying's contagious excitement about the festivities.

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A girl's adventures on the night of the Moon Festival make for ``a haunting tale...

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