Meet Me at the Moon
By Gianna Marino
(Viking Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780670013135, 40pp.)
Publication Date: March 29, 2012
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A heartwarming love story between mother and child
When Mama Elephant must leave Little One to ask the skies for rain, the young elephant is worried. Who will care for Little One? Who will sing Mama's special songs? When will she return?
Mama is very reassuring - Little One will hear her song on the wind and feel her love in the warmth of the sun, and, after the rains come, they will meet where the moon sets.
Exquisitely illustrated and supremely comforting, Meet Me at the Moon is a mother and child love story to be enjoyed again and again.
Gianna Marino spent her early years galloping horses through Golden Gate Park and writing stories of her adventures. She has traveled throughout the world and now lives in Northern California, where she writes and illustrates full time. Visit Gianna at giannamarino.com.
PRAISE FOR MEET ME AT THE MOON: "Marino's breathtaking panoramas make an already powerful story sing." —Publishers Weekly, starred review "The textured mixed-media art paired with the flowing text elevates this title above most missing-mama fare ... Radiating warmth and comfort, this distinguished title strikes home." —Kirkus, starred review "Heartfelt and sincere, yet never cloying, this will work well one on one or in story hours." —Booklist
PRAISE FOR GIANNA'S SECOND BOOK, TOO TALL HOUSES: "The animals are full of heartfelt emotions, from anger and frustration to happy contentment...This story about friendship and togetherness contains a great lesson without being didactic or moralizing and should be welcome in most collections." —School Library Journal, starred review "The well-turned, dialogue-rich narrative complements the sunny visuals, making this an excellent choice for one-on-one or group read-alouds...Another winner for rising star Marino." —Kirkus, starred review “…a story of friendship that youngsters can understand and relate to.” —Library Media Connection
PRAISE FOR GIANNA'S THIRD BOOK, FOLLOWING PAPA'S SONG: "...exuberant and gorgeous..." —Publishers Weekly, starred review "...a heartwarming reminder of how children learn to trust and listen for papas’ songs in our lives." —School Library Journal, starred review