Jimmy Liao When the Moon Forgot

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When the Moon Forgot

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One night the moon never rises...

A lonely boy finds the fallen moon in a field. He takes it home and cares for it, slowly helping it heal. They become inseparable companions, exploring the world together both day and night. But when the world needs the moon to remember its place in the sky, the boy must help it find its way back home.

This is an unforgettable tale of an unusual friendship by world-renowned illustrator Jimmy Liao. Gorgeous, evocative illustrations tell an imaginative story of love and courage; the world will never forget the time when the moon forgot.

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Jimmy Liao was born in Taipei, Taiwan and received a degree in design from the Chinese Culture University. He is the author and illustrator of over 25 hugely popular books that have been translated into English, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, and Thai. His first book for Little, Brown, The Sound of Colors, was published March 2006, and his second, The Blue Stone, in April 2008.

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Grade 1–5—This allegorical tale of a boy who finds and befriends a fallen moon and then helps it find its way back home warrants repeated readings. The threads of the story depend squarely on the black line and watercolor illustrations for interpretation. When the moon inexplicably plummets into a pond, the normal lunar cycles stop. Factories respond to this crisis by manufacturing shining full moons for everyone. Meanwhile, the boy takes the real moon home, and they develop a close friendship. Eventually the world's artificial moons grow dim and useless, and the boy knows he must persuade the real one to resume its rightful place in the Earth's orbit. Juxtaposing day and night, shadow and light in glowing shades of blue, green, and yellow, page spreads, some of them stunning, vary in design and contrast busily detailed urban street scenes with restful natural landscapes. Giant woodland animals, mysteriously lurking in the shadows of city or forest, punctuate the dreamlike nature of the story. Liao's fans will find plenty of his trademark imagery, inventiveness, and meditative musings in this offering.—Kathleen Finn, St. Francis Xavier School, Winooski, VT
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