The Moon Keeper (Hardcover)

By Zosienka, Zosienka (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780062959522, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

Fall in love with this moving and magical picture book about a sweet, conscientious polar bear, the moon, and the special connection they share.

Illustrated with a classic feel and told with a refreshing voice, The Moon Keeper is a perfect bedtime story with gentle messages about friendship, impermanence, and nature that will appeal to fans of Kitten’s First Full Moon, Rabbit Moon, and Little Bear.

Emile, a very responsible polar bear, has a new job as moon keeper. He spends his evenings making sure the moon has everything it needs to shine its light over the night creatures.

Night after night he keeps watch over the moon—clearing away the clouds and telling the fruit bats to move along when they play too close.

Emile finds the moon nice to talk to in the stillness of the night. But what happens when the moon starts to change and slowly disappears? In a lovely and touching series of small investigations, consultations with neighbors, and a fair amount of worry, he learns that in life, things come and go—and it’s okay.

Zosienka’s debut as author-illustrator is the rare moon-themed picture book that shows the phases of the moon through brilliant childlike storytelling.



About the Author

Zosienka was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Polish and English parents. She studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins in London and went on to a career in stop-motion animation, illustration, and print design. The Moon Keeper is her first picture book as author and illustrator. Visit her at www.zosienka.com.



Zosienka was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Polish and English parents. She studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins in London and went on to a career in stop-motion animation, illustration, and print design. The Moon Keeper is her first picture book as author and illustrator. Visit her at www.zosienka.com.