Moonbird Cover


By Joyce Dunbar; Jane Ray (Illustrator)

Transworld Publishers, Paperback, 9780552550031, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2008

Moonchild was blowing bubbles. Big, pearly moon bubbles they were, floating off into outer space.
Some burst upon the spikes of stars. Some floated all the way to earth and burst wherever they landed.
A Moonchild blows a bubble that pops on an Earth baby and surrounds him in silence. His parents, a King and Queen, are devastated when they realize that their baby cannot hear or speak. But a Moonbird teaches the little prince how to use his hands and eyes to communicate. This is a beautifully told story, exquisitely illustrated by Jane Ray.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
JOYCE DUNBAR has written more than fifty books for children, including The Very Small and This Is the Star. She lives in Norwich, England.

Jane Ray has illustrated numerous award-winning children's books, including LUGALBANDA: THE BOY WHO GOT CAUGHT UP IN A WAR by Kathy Henderson and SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO AND JULIET by Michael Rosen. She lives in London.