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The Moon Lady by Amy Tan

The Moon Lady (edition 1992)

by Amy Tan (Author)

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Nai-nai tells her granddaughters the story of her outing, as a seven-year-old girl in China, to see the Moon Lady and be granted a secret wish.
Title:The Moon Lady
Authors:Amy Tan (Author)
Info:Macmillan Company (1992), Edition: 1st, 27 pages
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The Moon Lady (Aladdin Picture Books) by Amy Tan



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On a rainy afternoon, three sisters wish for the rain to stoop, wish they could play in the puddles, wish for something, anything, to do. So Ying-Ying, their grandmother, tells them a tale from long ago. On the night of the Moon Festival, when Ying-ying was a little girl, she encountered the Moon Lady, who grants the secret wishes of those who ask, and learned from her that the best wishes are those you can make come true yourself. This haunting tale, adapted from Amy Tan's best-seller The Joy Luck Club and enhanced by Gretchen Schields's rich, meticulously detailed art, is a book for all to treasure.
  riselibrary_CSUC | Aug 3, 2020 |
I read this to my daughter years ago and didn't pause to spend time with the elaborately realistic and fantastically detailed pictures on each page of the central story of a young girls adventures on the Autumn Moon festival. ( )
  quondame | Aug 8, 2018 |
On a rainy afternoon, Ying-Ying tells her three young granddaughters the story of a night long ago, when she herself was a girl. On that magical night, the Moon Festival, she hoped to meet the Moon Lady and be granted a secret wish. At the river, she falls off her family's boat, and when she sees the moon lady perform on the shore, she begs to be found.

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  kendianna | Dec 7, 2017 |
The setting starts out with three sisters at their grandmother’s house on a rainy day. The girls are bored however, without being able to go outside and so their grandmother begins to tell them a tale from their culture. The story tells about an old lady at the Moon Festival, who grants wishes for those that ask.
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I liked this book. I believe it shows a great example of the Chinese culture. I do believe that there should be more than just one example however due to the lack of multicultural books in society.
1. Ask the children to define culture.
2. Have the children draw what they believe a moon festival might look like
  caitlynf | Mar 26, 2017 |
Not for toddlers - consider it an illustrated story for patient children ages 4 and up. Gorgeous descriptions and details in the text bring it more alive than I would have guessed - and of course the illustrations are yet another aid and enhancement. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn that children in historical China have the same spirit and feelings as children anywhere. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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