Full Moon and Star

Full Moon and Star

By Lee Bennett Hopkins; Marcellus Hall (Illustrator)

Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781419700132, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 2011


This charming picture book by the team that created "City I Love" introduces readers to playwriting and performing while sharing a unique and tender story of friendship.

Best friends Kyle and Katie do everything together. When Kyle decides to write a play about a full moon, Katie decides she will write one about a star. But it is always more fun to do things together, so when they decide to combine their two plays to create "Full Moon and Star," the outcome is a beautiful collaboration and an over-the-moon testament to their friendship.

About the Author
LEE BENNETT HOPKINS, acclaimed poet and writer, has created numerous award-winning poetry anthologies for young readers. He is the recipient of the 2009 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, which honors his body of work. Hopkins's books have won many accolades, and in early 2015, a third award was established in his name: the Lee Bennett Hopkins SCBWI Poetry Award, to "recognize and encourage the publication of an excellentbook of poetry or anthology for children and/or young adults." He lives in Cape Coral, Florida.

Marcellus Hall graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. His art has appeared on the cover of "The New Yorker", as well as in "The Wall Street Journal", "The Atlantic", and "Time" magazine. His first book for children was "Because You Are My Baby" (2008). He lives in New York City, and can also be found at MarcellusHall.com.