Night of the Full Moon

Night of the Full Moon

By Gloria Whelan; Leslie W. Bowman; Leslie Bowman (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780679872764, 64pp.

Publication Date: May 1996


In the winter of 1840, the night of the full moon is approaching. Nothing will stop Libby Mitchell from visiting her best friend, Fawn, during a special ceremony at the nearby wigwam camp. But Libby's adventure takes an unexpected turn when soldiers suddenly rush in. They order everyone at the camp, including Libby, to move off the land immediately With each passing day, the displaced people must move farther away from home. Will Libby ever see her family again?
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About the Author
Gloria Whelan is the bestselling author of many novels for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award; Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect; Angel on the Square; Burying the Sun; Once on This Island, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; and Return to the Island. She lives in the woods of northern Michigan.

WILLIAM LOIZEAUX is the author of "Anna: A Daughter's Life," a "New York Times Book Review" Notable Book. This is his first novel for children. He lives in Hyattsville, Maryland. LESLIE BOWMAN has illustrated many children's books. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Praise For Night of the Full Moon

"An exciting adventure sure to provoke strong feelings, this is for new or reluctant readers, and would make a good read-aloud."--School Library Journal.