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Moon Messenger

A Family Reunion During the Mid-Autumn Festival - A Story Told in English and Chinese

Wei Jie, Xia Xinxin (Illustrator), Yijin Wert (Translator)


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A sweet story that highlights a family's bond, even when they're far apart.

In China, the Mid-Autumn festival is a time to celebrate and reunite with family. However, Maomao's father is away on a business trip this year, and won't be able to enjoy the holiday with his wife and son.

Hoping they can celebrate under the same bright moon despite the distance between them, Maomao asks the moon to deliver a postcard to his father; the moon smiles and promises to deliver the message safely. The moon sets off immediately, using the stars in the sky as her guide. During her journey, the moon makes many friends: swimming alongside the fish, chasing clouds and planes, playing hide-and-seek with a little girl.

Finally, she delivers the postcard to Maomao's father and, at last, they are all celebrating under the same moon.

Upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival dates:
October 1, 2020
September 21, 2021
September 10, 2022

Shanghai Press, 9781602204621, 42pp.

Publication Date: May 19, 2020

About the Author

Wei Jie, MFA is children's book editor. She has won several awards in her native China, including Outstanding Children's Book of Chen Bochui International Children's Literature and First Place of the Writing Award of the Hsin Yi Picture Book Award. Xia Xinxin also has an MFA, is a high school art teacher and the principal artist of Xinxin Xia's Studio.