Mae and the Moon (Hardcover)

By Jami Gigot

Ripple Grove Press, 9780991386628, 36pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

Mae and the moon love to play together. Their favorite game is hide and seek. But when the moon disappears one evening and cannot be found, Mae wonders what happened and begins to worry. Determined to find her glowing friend, Mae takes matters into her own hands and sets off on a wonderful and curious voyage through her imagination. This charming book, beautifully illustrated in soft moonlit hues, will capture the hearts of moon gazers everywhere.


About the Author

Jami has always loved a good story. As a child she would secretly read by moonlight well past her bedtime. As she got older she collected comic books, became mesmerized by the advent of digital animation, and developed a passionate interest in the relationship between story and pictures. She moved from her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin to Vancouver, BC where she studied digital animation and VFX at Vancouver Film School. She has worked as a Digital Artist and Texture Painter on several films including Avatar, Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Captain America. Driven by her wild imagination and inspired by her children and memories of childhood, she is now honing her illustration skills, and putting pen to paper to create her own picture books. After living in Madison, Los Angeles and London, she has returned to Vancouver where she currently lives with her husband and two children, both of whom happen to be incredible moon spotters.

This is Jami’s first picture book.

Jami has always loved a good story. As a child she would secretly read by moonlight well past her bedtime. As she got older she collected comic books, became mesmerized by the advent of digital animation, and developed a passionate interest in the relationship between story and pictures. She moved from her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin to Vancouver, BC where she studied digital animation and VFX at Vancouver Film School. She has worked as a Digital Artist and Texture Painter on several films including Avatar, Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Captain America. Driven by her wild imagination and inspired by her children and memories of childhood, she is now honing her illustration skills, and putting pen to paper to create her own picture books. After living in Madison, Los Angeles and London, she has returned to Vancouver where she currently lives with her husband and two children, both of whom happen to be incredible moon spotters.

This is Jami’s first picture book.



Praise For Mae and the Moon

Mae is in awe of the night sky and considers the moon her constant companion—particularly for playing

games of hide-and-seek. Over time, she observes the moon changing, becoming thinner, until one night it

disappears altogether. Although Mae’s mom assures her that “even moons need to rest,” Mae builds a

cardboard rocket in order to find her lunar friend. Soon though, the moon reappears and all ends well.

Appealing pencil and digital paint illustrations make use of a dark-hued palette of purple, black, indigo,

and blue to effectively convey the nighttime setting, against which Mae, her dog, and the moon appear as

bright spots. The illustrations are in perfect harmony with the minimal text, carrying the story through

several wordless sequences and capturing Mae’s sense of wonder. Gigot’s debut is especially appropriate

for a quiet bedtime story, but it would also work well in the classroom as a mini lesson for the phases of

the moon, as each moon phase is pictured and identified on the final pastedown.

— Randall Enos

http://www.booklistonline.com/Mae-and-the-Moon-Jami-Gigot/pid=7532669

- Randall Enos - Booklist

Mae loves playing hide-and-seek with the moon each night, but she becomes worried when she notices it is waning away into darkness. The endearing young astronomer embarks on a mission to find her luminous friend, and the ease of Gigot’s clear, flowing narrative and night-hued illustrations propel her wondrous journey along. Everything, even the silky quality of the paper, makes this gentle story a perfect bedtime read. Ages two and up.

- Aimee Jodoin - Foreword Reviews