Thursday, October 14, 2010
Long Night Moon
My last read to share with you from our reading list on the moon this week is Long Night Moon by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Mark Siegel. "Long Ago Native Americans gave names for each full moon they watched throughout the year", so starts this wonder filled story. January’s moon is a stormy moon, October an acorn moon and so on through each month. Rylant expands these given names and traits of the moon with an eloquent poem for each month's full moon. Equally magical are the charcoal, pencil and pastel illustrations that accompany the text. We love reading this from the fall through winter and watching the moon change as the months go by. It's a very peaceful and cozy read on a long chilly night.