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Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale

by Karen Henry Clark, Patrice Barton (Illustrator)

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A family in China barely has enough food to feed themselves so they send their new baby girl off in a basket on the river. The moon guides the baby’s basket to safety. On the other side of the world, a man and a woman prepare their house for a new baby. The two follow the moon’s glow to find the baby in the river.

“One summer night in China a baby girl was born. She was perfect.

‘We have barely enough rice to feed ourselves,’ the father said.

‘She should have pretty things,’ the mother said.

‘She should learn to read,’ the father said.

They were happy and sad at the same time.” ( )
  debnance | Nov 23, 2011 |
A tender, gentle story of a baby girl whose Chinese parents make an extremely difficult choice; they decide to give up their perfect baby girl for adoption. Halfway around the world, another couple desperately longs for a child to love. Fortunately for all concerned, 'the moon's face glowed on the river, making a path as clear as the night's promise.'
  storytimestandouts | Nov 10, 2010 |
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This is the story of one baby’s journey from her birth parents in China, who dream of a better life for their daughter, to her adoptive parents on the other side of the world, who dream of the life they can give her.
A turtle, a peacock, a monkey, a panda, and some fish shepherd the baby as she floats in a basket on a moonlit, winding river into the loving arms of her new parents.
Perfect for bedtime reading, Karen Henry Clark’s poetic text, reminiscent of a lullaby, and Patrice Barton’s textured and gentle-hued illustrations capture the great love between parents and children and the miraculous journey of adoption.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:42:59 -0400)

The smiling moon watches over a baby girl in China whose parents love her but cannot take care of her, and guides a childless couple that lives far away to the daughter for whom they yearn.

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