Over the Moon (Hardcover)

An Adoption Tale

By Karen Katz, Karen Katz (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805050134, 28pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1997

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/1/2001)

List Price: 17.95*
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"Your baby has been born! She is wonderful. Come quickly and get her."

This is a magical, reassuring story of one adoptive family's beginnings, told in words and pictures that are just right for the youngest child--an ideal story to share with families everywhere.

A long-awaited baby is born, and the adoptive parents who have been dreaming of her fly far, far away to bring her home.

About the Author

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.

Praise For Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale

"An ebullient tribute for families whose members may have come from a faraway place."--Publisher's Weekly

"Both text and pictures are suffused with anticipation and joyful welcome at the baby's arrival."--Kirkus Reviews, pointer review