Moonbeams: A Lullaby of the Phases of the Moon (Hardcover)

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By Ann Bausum, Kyung Eun Han (Illustrator)
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"Han's expansive gradient digital spreads, simple figures appear in landscapes across the world, some stated, some vague...the soft illustrations shine."--Publisher's Weekly

Follow along as people around the world gaze upon the phases of the moon in this beautifully illustrated picture book that celebrates our earth and pays homage to the moon, ever-present and comforting.

I see the moon. Can the moon see me?
Tell me, shadow moon, what do you see?

Toward the sun, I shine quite bright,
but down on Earth, there's darkest night.
My first face is fresh and new.
You'll see each phase before we're through.

In this sweet bedtime story is a universal truth--we are all connected by the moon. From Yosemite to the Taj Mahal to the coast of Greece, we all gaze upon the same moon. Told in dual perspectives from the phases of the moon and from people around the world, they work together to strike a balance of humility and wonder while teaching young readers all about the journey of the moon. Paired with gorgeous illustrations, the rhythmic cadence of the text will lull young readers to sleep on a whimsical, yet factual, journey!

About the Author

Having grown up watching it unfold in the American South in the 1960s and '70s, Ann Bausum writes about history, often about the history of social justice in the US. Her books for children and teens have received a Sibert Honor, the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and the Carter G. Woodson Award, among other recognitions. She lives in southern Wisconsin. Visit her at or @annbausum.

Kyung Eun Han lives in Anyang, Korea, and worked as a credit analyst before deciding to become an illustrator. Since then, Kyung's work, which uses both digital and traditional mediums, has been featured in magazines, advertising, book covers, calendars, movie posters, animation, and other products. Recently, her focus has shifted to writing and illustrating children's books, culminating in her debut picture book as author and illustrator, Into the Forest, which was published in Korea.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781499810332
ISBN-10: 1499810334
Publisher: little bee books
Publication Date: June 23rd, 2020
Pages: 40
Language: English

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