Over the Moon
An Adoption Tale
Publication Date: July 2001
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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An affirming story about international adoption, based on the author's own experience with her daughter.
A magical, reassuring story of one adoptive family's beginnings, told in words and pictures that are just right for the youngest child.
Karen Katz has written and illustrated many books for children, including The Colors of Us, Can You Say Peace, My First Ramadan, Counting Kisses and Where is Baby’s Belly Button. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write Over the Moon, her first book, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from Guatemala, and she wanted to tell the story of welcoming Lena into their lives. Katz loves to paint and experiment with texture, color, collage and pattern. Besides an author and illustrator, she has been a costume designer, quilt maker, fabric artist and graphic designer. Katz and her family divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York.
"Both text and pictures are suffused with anticipation and joyful welcome at the baby's arrival." --Kirkus Reviews, pointer
"An ebullient tribute for families whose members may have come from a faraway place." --Publishers Weekly
"Katz's exuberance is contagious, bursting forth to make this as sunny as a warm summer day." --Booklist