Beautiful Moon

Beautiful Moon

A Child's Prayer

Book - 2014
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A young boy wakes. He has forgotten to say his prayers. Outside his window, a beautiful harvest moon illuminates the city around him and its many inhabitants. As the moon slowly makes its way across the heavens, the boy offers a simple prayer for the homeless, the hungry, and others.

Critically acclaimed author Tonya Bolden teams up with award‑winning illustrator Eric Velasquez to create a richly painted and emotionally complex book that celebrates prayer and kindness while recognizing the diversity of the world around us.

Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014.
ISBN: 9781419707926
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,32 cm
Additional Contributors: Velasquez, Eric - Illustrator


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Mar 15, 2015

Coretta Scott King Award winning author and illustrator, Bolden and Velasquez, have produced a beautiful book in which a little boy prays for people with no homes, for wars to end, for the sick to be healed, for food for the hungry, and for the people in his life. It's an overtly Christian book with a strong social justice message.

Feb 03, 2015

A lovely depiction of a child's prayer. Pictures are a bit dark (mostly because they are set in the nighttime) so be sure to read in a room with good lighting.

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Feb 03, 2015

libraryeri thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8


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