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.


  1. I love Cynthia Rylant--she is awesome. I will have to read this one. My favorite "moon" book is Owl Moon by Jane Yolen--incomparable in my humble opinion.

  2. never read Cynthia Rylant's yet but this sure sounds very interesting.. i love the title!!

    Love this new layout Michelle.. its lovely!!


  3. I haven't read this author but I bet this would be an interesting read. I'll have to look into it as a gift for my dad b/c he loves reading all these types of facts!