Wild Honey from the Moon (Hardcover)

By Kenneth Kraegel, Kenneth Kraegel (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763681692, 64pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2019

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

In an epic adventure like no other, an unflappable mother will stop at nothing to find a cure for her ailing young son — even if it means traveling to the moon itself.

Where are you going?”
To the moon. A quick trip.”
But you can’t fly.”
“Darling, I am your mother,” she said, and gave him one last kiss.


On a cold winter’s eve, deep in the woods, a mother shrew frets about her sick young son. His head is cold and his feet are hot, and there is only one thing that can cure him: wild honey from the moon. Mother Shrew does not stop to wonder how she will make such an impossible journey. Instead, she grabs her trusty red umbrella, gives her darling son a kiss, and sets out into the unknown. Along the way, Mother Shrew encounters one obstacle after another, from a malevolent owl to a herd of restless “night mares” to an island humming with angry bees. But each can prove no match for a mother on a mission. From the mind of the uniquely talented Kenneth Kraegel comes an utterly original ode to the limitlessness of maternal love.


About the Author

Kenneth Kraegel is a self-taught illustrator and the creator of the picture books Green Pants, The Song of Delphine, and King Arthur’s Very Great Grandson, which was a New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of the Year. Kenneth Kraegel lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.