Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies (Reading Rainbow Books)

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9780064433082: Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies (Reading Rainbow Books)

A little boy living in a distant country is lonely. He needs a bed of his own, a room of his own, a house of his own -- and most of all, a momma and poppa of his own. But he must travel far to get them. He must fly for a day and a night through blue skies and clouds and stars before he comes to a place he can call home... with his loving new adopted family.

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Ann Turner is the author of many acclaimed novels, picture books, and poetry collections, among them the novel A Hunter Comes Home, an ALA Notable Children's Book; Rosemary's Witch, a School Library Journal Best Book; and her two poetry books, A Lion's Hunger and Learning to Swim, both ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Ann Turner's historical picture books include Abe Lincoln Remembers, an NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies; When Mr. Jefferson Came to Philadelphia; Drummer Boy; and Nettie's Trip South. Among her other picture books are Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies, a Reading Rainbow selection, and Dakota Dugout, an ALA Notable Children's Book. Ms. Turner lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, with her husband and two children.

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PreSchool-Grade 2-- A simple story narrated by a young Southeast Asian boy about his adoption by an American couple ("Let me tell the story this time, Momma. Let me tell how I came to you.") He tells of receiving photographs of his new parents, a white house, and a red dog. He carries them on the long and frightening journey by plane to his new family. At the airport, his new parents hold out their arms to him and take him home. That night, tucked into his quilt with his teddy bear, he sleeps and dreams "of moon and stars and night skies and coming to a room where your arms were always held out to me." This touching, memorable tale is illustrated in warm watercolor-and-ink pictures that gently contrast the narrator's Asian home with his new life in America. It will serve as a meaningful introduction to adoption as well as a starting point for a discussion on cultural transitions. --Pearl Herscovitch, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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