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Hello, Harvest Moon
ISBN: 9781328740496
Author: Fletcher, Ralph/ Kiesler, Kate (ILT)
Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: September 2017
Retail: $7.99    OUR PRICE: $1.99
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Binding Type: Paperback
"A visual and linguistic pleasure." —Publishers Weekly 
While tired farmers and their families are in bed, the harvest moon silently climbs into the sky and starts working its magic. For some, it is the nightly signal to rise and shine. It is time to hunt, to work, or to play in the shadows. For a little girl and her cat, it is an invitation to enjoy the wonders of the night and a last flood of light before the short days of winter set in. With an evocative text and radiant illustrations, this companion to Twilight Comes Twice offers a glimpse of nature’s nightlife long after bedtime.

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Bedtime & Dreams
- Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles
- Juvenile Fiction | Nature & The Natural World
Library of Congress Subjects:
Nature; Fiction.
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2017035081
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Target Grade: Preschool
Grade level: Preschool
Physical Information: 0.25" H x 25.00" L x 10.50" W
Bargain Category: Science, Reference, Picture Books, Growing Up, Geography, Early Elementary
Grade level(s): PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2004 Spring)
One autumn evening, ""something is stirring / at the edge of the world. / Something is rising / low in the trees."" A girl watches as the harvest moon fills the night with its magical glow. The lyrical text of this companion to [cf2]Twilight Comes Twice[cf1] describes the impact of the full moon on plants, animals, the ocean, etc., while impressive oil paintings capture its exceptional light. Copyright 2004 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2003 September #3)
Like their Twilight Comes Twice, this quiet meditation on the beauty of the harvest moon is a visual and linguistic pleasure. The book begins with the moon's rising, "lifting free of the treetops" and shining through a girl's bedroom window, then moves outward to explore the ways in which the moon's light affects other people and animals. Kiesler's oil paintings gleam with soft light as the girl and her cat watch luna moths and admire the fall foliage of the birch trees "double-dipped in moonlight." Text and art together create a sense of wonder at the beauty of open milkweed pods, "like tiny moonlings floating up to their mother" or a spider web etched in moonlight. Beginning with the close-up of the girl and her cat, poet and artist widen the perspective to incorporate other nighttime activitya plane overhead, a night watchman, various animals and eventually, the pull of the moon on the earth's waters as it "grab[s] whole oceans with its arms." Fletcher's lyrical, child-friendly images will linger in readers' minds. With a gentle nod to Margaret Wise Brown, the child's morning is the moon's setting ("a sleepy head winking falling slow motion onto its pillow"), and the book ends appropriately with the girl bidding, "Good night, harvest moon." Ages 4-8. (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2003 September)
PreS-Gr 4-In this lyrical offering, the harvest moon rises on a quiet neighborhood and bathes the silent streets in brilliant lunar light. It illuminates corn and wheat fields, inspires luna moths to perform ballet in the crisp air, and casts a silver shadow on the red and orange autumn trees. A young girl and her cat play hide-and-seek by its light, a pilot flies her plane in near-daytime brightness, and a night watchman wonders if he'll need his flashlight. As morning nears, the moon sets in daylight and the child and her cat bid it goodnight. Fletcher's poetic prose makes use of gentle tempo and internal rhyme. Imaginative metaphors add to the text; as the moon sets, it sprinkles "silver coins like a careless millionaire." Careful use of second-person narrative draws readers into the text. Kiesler's luminous oil paintings portray the luscious moon glow, and a refrained use of brush stroke captures the mystery of nighttime when the familiar world becomes exotic, dazzling, and alive with nocturnal life. Warm hues evoke homey, autumn scenes. Hello, Harvest Moon helps usher in the season and encourages readers to connect with people throughout the ages who have marveled at the glorious sight.-Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.