The Moon (Hardcover)

By Tracey Campbell Pearson (Illustrator), Robert Louis Stevenson

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374350468, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 8, 2006



So begins Robert Louis Stevenson's famous poem "The Moon." Now Tracey Campbell Pearson takes readers on an illustrative late-night adventure set to this text in which we follow not only the moon as it shines on the creatures of the night, but also a father and his young son out on a late-night romp through quiet streets and fields, in a boat around a moonlit bay, and home again to sleep in their cozy house.

Detailed, luminous watercolor-and-ink paintings capture the magic of nighttime, and its many nocturnal creatures, as well as the special love between a father and son.

About the Author

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850-1894) was born in Scotland. His many acclaimed works include "Treasure Island" and "A Child's Garden of Verses." TRACEY CAMPBELL PEARSON is the author and illustrator of many children's books, and most recently illustrated a series of board books, including "Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling," a "Parenting" Magazine Best Book of the Year. She lives in Jericho Center, Vermont.

Praise For The Moon

"Luminous.  This mesmerizing interpretation shows once again the timeless quality of the poet's verse."  --Starred, Booklist "A beautifully crafted interpretation that's sure to be enjoyed as family reading."  --Starred, School Library Journal "Pearson's illustrations have remade a lovely children's poem about the moon into a lively story of shared discovery."  --Kirkus Reviews