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The Moon Was at a Fiesta

by Matthew Gollub

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This story gives the reason for why the moon is sometimes out during the day. It is a story of jealousy between the moon and the sun. The moon was upset that all of the fiestas took place during the day, so the moon came out during the day so he could have his own fiesta. It's a cute story that gives a creative explanation for something that children may see occurring in the sky sometimes. ( )
  mdgilmor | Nov 23, 2012 |
The Moon was at a Fiesta is about a Moon who is trying to please her stars. The stars want to be out during the day because the people are awake and having fun. The Moon decides to stay up and observe how the Sun allows people to have fun. The Moon informs a villager that they are going to have a party at night. The villager, along with friends, gather materials for the party and stay up all night long. The next day none of the farming duties were completed and caused trouble with the humans. The Moon now understand why people sleep at night and never throws a party again. ( )
  FalenD | Oct 22, 2012 |
When the Stars tell the Moon that they want to have as much fun as the sun, the Moon tries to help the Stars. She gets all of the people from the town to together, and that night they throw a party. Everyone is having so much fun that the Moon forgets to tell them when it is bedtime. The next morning, all of the people are so tired that they sleep the day away, and the Moon know that perhaps a fiesta wasn’t such a good idea because people need their sleep. ( )
  esproull | Apr 30, 2012 |
The Moon was at the Fiesta is a story that explains why the moon comes out in the morning sometimes. It begins with the stars discussing among one another how they wish they could be out with the sun. The stars say that there is more action in the day than at night and it would be more fun to be with the sun. The moon over hears the stars and devises a plan with the guards of the village who stay up at night and sleep during the day and miss having fun with the other people as well. The fiesta at night happens after much planning and the stars and moon enjoy themselves having fun until the sun comes up. The moon forgets to sleep and is out the same time the sun is, which is why when this happens the people say that the moon was at a fiesta. ( )
  Mitzi.Galvez | Mar 29, 2012 |
When the stars tell the moon that they want to have as much fun as the sun has she tries to let them. She gets all of the people from the town to get together and have a party at night. While having so much fun she forgot to let the people know it was time to go to bed, s the next day all the people were tired and sleeping. That day the moon realized that she shouldn't do that again because the people need their sleep. ( )
  ktinney2315937 | Nov 10, 2011 |
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I thought the pictures and colors in this book were Beautiful . The story is a folktale that explains how the people of Oaxaca answer the question as to why the moon stays in the sky after dawn. To me, the book seems cultural consciousness, as through the detailed pictures the reader is given a unique depiction of the cultural in Oaxaca Mexico. The book also introduces the tradition of fiestas and the essential elements found at a fiesta. I think it is helpful that the back of the book gives an informational page of the moon and fiesta which could help the reader elaborate on concepts, Mexican culture, and vocabulary.
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The delightful story set in Mexico explains why the moon is sometimes out during the day. Jealous of the sun, the moon creates her own fiesta but celebrates a bit too much. A timeless tale that pulses with the energy and cultural charm of a fiesta, this has been a favorite for years at library story times. It is also recommended for teachers by the California Department of Education.
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http://www.amazon.com/The-Moon-Was-at... I thought the illustrations in this story were beautiful. The story is a folktale story that explains how the people of Oaxaca answer the questions as to why the moon stays in the sky after dawn. To me the book seems cultural consciousness as through the detailed pictures the reader is given a unique depiction of the cultural in Oaxaca Mexico. The book also introduces the tradition of fiestas and the essential elements found at a fiesta. I think it is helpful that the back of the book gives an informational page of the moon and fiesta which could help the reader elaborate on concepts, Mexican culture, and vocabulary (Jackie's Reflection).
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Jealous of the sun, the moon decides to create her own fiesta and celebrates a bit too much.

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