Martin Waddell and Christian Birmingham’s nostalgic picture book about an adored pet is also a tender celebration of family storytelling.
"I'd like my story again,
The one I like best,
about Moonlight and me."
Once, Charlotte’s mother tells
her, a very small white kitten was alone and lost. But then a little girl, driving along the coast with her mother, saw two eyes shining brightly in the darkness. "I know who saw them!" says Charlotte, and together she and her mother describe a cold winter night by the sea, a lost kitten, and a brave rescue by moonlight.
Martin Waddell’s magical story and Christian Birmingham’s luminous paintings tell a warm and evocative tale—one sure to inspire young children to chronicle some of their own family adventures.
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Martin Waddell says of A Kitten Called Moonlight, "This story was written because a little girl called Charlotte came to stay with us. She had a story
all about herself, which she had to be told again and again. Moonlight was the kitten I found one cold night on a rock by the edge of the sea, and I put Moonlight’s story and Charlotte together to make this book."
Christian Birmingham is considered one of Britain’s finest young illustrators. He received a degree in illustration from the Exeter College of Art. His most recent book with Candlewick Press, Wombat Goes Walkabout, was short-listed for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal (the British equivalent of the Caldecott Medal).
PreS-Gr 2-In this warm reminiscence, a mother and her young daughter recall how a stray kitten came into their lives. As they sit together outside on a sunny day, both of them share in the telling of their favorite story. After returning home with her mother on a cold winter night, Charlotte caught a glimpse of something near the shore. She was unable to sleep and so the two of them went outside to search the beach, where they discovered a frightened white kitten crouching on a rock, illuminated only by the moonlight. They rescued him, cared for him, and named him Moonlight. Although the plot revolves around the lost animal, the book is really about the relationship between the mother and daughter. Charlotte loves telling the story because "it's about us-Moonlight and Mommy and me." The impressionist illustrations are rendered in chalk pastels. Subdued tones of blue and violet depict the night scenes, underscoring the cat's frightening predicament, while cheerful yellows and greens light the outdoor scenes and echo the mother and daughter's joy at their success. A lovely book for one-on-one sharing.-Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA
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