The SON OF THE SUN AND THE DAUGHTER OF THE MOON by Holly Young Huth

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The son of the sun is searching for a wife, and since earthly women who cannot fly are unsuitable, his father approaches the moon, whom he has heard has a lovely daughter. But the daughter is young, and the moon whisks her off to hide her with an elderly couple who have never had a child. With them, Vanishia, as she is known, grows and flourishes. But how will she escape the renewed attention of the son of the sun?

Holly Young Huth has artfully adapted this powerful, almost mythic Saami tale with its unusual tragic conclusion, as Vanishia finds herself in love with one of the Brothers of the Northern Lights.

 

About Holly Young Huth

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Holly Young Huth began working with children as an educator. She published poetry and her book "Centerplay" before finding her niche writing children's books. Her books for Atheneum include "The Son of the Sun and The Daughter of the Moon" and "Darkfright." Several months a year, Ms. Huth travels the world with her journalist husband for inspiration. She lives in Gold Hill, Colorado, where she and her family built their own home. Anna Vojtech has illustrated numerous books for children, mostly folktales and stories about nature. Nature has always been a strong source of inspiration for Anna. Her pictures are full of flowers and animals, of giraffes and elephants, of little birds and chipmunks. Folktales are also about people, their nature and their spirit. Her illustrations have brought readers closer to the stories and traditions of their countries. Anna grew up in Prague, Czechoslovakia, what is now the Czech Republic. "Prague was a magical place to grow up. We were surrounded by beauty, mystery, history and by nature." She studied art and toy design at the School of Applied Arts and animation film and graphics at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. Later she attended the Royal Academy in Antwerp, Belgium and the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg, Germany where she met her German-American husband. Since 1982 she has lived on Cape Ann, Massachusetts with her husband and their two sons.
 
Published May 1, 2000 by Atheneum. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Uneven artwork does little to fill in the gaps of this disjointed tale set in the land of the Northern Lights (presumably the Saami region, though this term is never explained). Disapproving of a prop

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News of her whereabouts eventually reaches Solvake, son of the sun, but she rebuffs his advances, and her moon mother suddenly appears to lead her to the cabin of the Brothers of the Northern Lights.

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