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The Moon Lady (signed)


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ISBN 10: 0027888304 / ISBN 13: 9780027888300
Published by Macmillan, New York, 1992
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Signed by author and illustrator on title page! AS NEW IN DJ. Illustrated by Gretchen Shields. Bookseller Inventory # 15788

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Title: The Moon Lady (signed)

Publisher: Macmillan, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition, First printing

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While sailing on Tai Lake with her family during the Moon Festival, Ying-ying, impatient to have the Moon Lady grant her secret wish, falls out of the boat and embarks on an exciting and fantastical adventure. 100,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo.

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Grade 4-6-- This is a reworking of a story from the author's adult novel, The Joy Luck Club (Putnam, 1989). Here it is set in the frame of a grandmother regaling her three granddaughters on a rainy afternoon with a tale from her childhood. On the evening of the Moon Festival, she is separated from her family, and goes through several fascinating and scary adventures until she is finally reunited with them. Tan has a good tale here, and she retells it well for children: while the story is in progress, it is told from the child's point of view; at beginning and ending frames, the grandmother's voice is used. The illustrations are an integral part of this version and can best be described as phantasmagorical or Chinese baroque. They are extremely detailed, providing both accurate cultural detail of the period (the tale is set somewhere in the two decades after the fall of the Qing Dynasty, i.e., the 1920s or '30s) and a child's romantic imaginings. Primary colors reign in the 12 sumptuous full-page pictures, as well as in the smaller vignettes that pepper and punctuate the narrative. A successful collaboration of compelling text and absorbing illustrations that will make young readers crave more. --John Philbrook, San Francisco Public Library
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