Roxanne Marie Galliez Give Me the Moon

ISBN 13: 9780841671386

Give Me the Moon

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Come float down the canals of Venice, listen to the cello’s song, and let yourself be carried away to the moon!

Breathtakingly illustrated, this book tells the romantic story of a beautiful young girl torn between two loves. When she’s swept away to the moon by an enchanted boy, the musician Marcello lures her back with the power of music from an instrument made from a magical tree. This instrument comes to be known as the cello after the boy who crafted it. This charming tale is about how the choices we make shape our lives and help us to grow.

Gorgeously illustrated, this book tells a charming fable seldom seen in modern children’s books. Rich with symbolism and wonderful themes of self expression as well as self awareness and personal growth, this is the type of book you reread throughout your life.

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Roxane Marie Galliez has already gained recognition for her poetic tales, that have brought a fresh set of eyes to the issues children face. Her words seek to teach them to think about those less fortunate, and above all, to reconsider the issues that divide us. She has published ten books in her native France, including, Dans les yeux de Lena (Through Lena s Eyes), The Earth Has Caught a Cold and Farewell Sadness. She lives in France and you can see what she is up to at her web site: roxanemariegalliez.com

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Ava secretly admires Marcello, the boy who plays the violin so beautifully. But Marcello never says a word to her, although he admires her from afar. Vincent is also in love with Ava, and declares that he will give her the moon if she will run away with him. Torn between her feelings for Marcello, and the hand Vincent offers her, Ava must decide.

This old style romance of a lady choosing between two suitors takes place in Venice, and explains the origins of the cello. Cathy Delanssay’s charming illustrations bring this fairy tale to life in vibrant colors, vividly expressing the emotions of the lovers through their eyes and body language. Give Me the Moon will transport the reader back to old Italy, to a place where love is complex, but life is simpler.

This beautiful picture book is one of Hammond’s new line of children’s fiction. I’ve been privileged to review several of these delightful books, and I’ve enjoyed them very much. Expanding their focus from maps, Hammond is now bringing the world to us through their stories from around the globe. Children will love these beautiful oversize picture books with gorgeous illustrations and cultural tales. --Alice Berger, at bergersbookreviews.wordpress.com

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