Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374350468, 40pp.
Publication Date: August 8, 2006
So begins Robert Louis Stevenson's famous poem "The Moon." Now Tracey Campbell Pearson takes readers on an illustrative late-night adventure set to this text in which we follow not only the moon as it shines on the creatures of the night, but also a father and his young son out on a late-night romp through quiet streets and fields, in a boat around a moonlit bay, and home again to sleep in their cozy house.
Detailed, luminous watercolor-and-ink paintings capture the magic of nighttime, and its many nocturnal creatures, as well as the special love between a father and son.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850-1894) was born in Scotland. His many acclaimed works include Treasure Island and A Child's Garden of Verses. TRACEY CAMPBELL PEARSON is the author and illustrator of many children's books, and most recently illustrated a series of board books, including Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling, a Parenting Magazine Best Book of the Year. She lives in Jericho Center, Vermont.
"Luminous. This mesmerizing interpretation shows once again the timeless quality of the poet's verse." --Starred, Booklist "A beautifully crafted interpretation that's sure to be enjoyed as family reading." --Starred, School Library Journal "Pearson's illustrations have remade a lovely children's poem about the moon into a lively story of shared discovery." --Kirkus Reviews