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A Big Mooncake for Little Star

A Big Mooncake for Little Star

Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cookie and, despite Mama's request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.

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ISBN 9780316404488
Barcode 9780316404488
Published 30 October 2018 by Little, Brown
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Lin, Grace
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780316404488
ISBN-10 0316404489
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Little, Brown
Imprint Little, Brown Young Readers
Publication Date 30 October 2018
International Publication Date 28 August 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lin, Grace
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 226mm
Height: 292mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 478g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
Library of Congress Stars, Cookies, Picture books, Moon - Phases
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 941720

Description of this Book

When Little Star's mother bakes a delicious-looking mooncake, she leaves it in the night sky to cool. But it looks so tasty that Little Star can't wait, and every night she must take a little nibble of the perfectly round confection until instead of a glowing, round cookie, there is only a shining trail of crumbs! As Little Star takes bites out of the mooncake, readers see that the moon itself wanes, passing through each phase until it becomes a new moon--and Little Star's mother bakes a new mooncake! Illustrated in a limited palette of mainly black and yellow, this striking, book is the latest dazzling offering from award-winning author Grace Lin.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Commended for Caldecott Medal 2019
NZ Review Praise for When the Sea Turned to Silver A New York Times BestsellerA New York Times Notable Children's Book of the YearA National Book Award FinalistAn IndieBound BestsellerNPR Best Book of the Year PickPEOPLE Top 12 Children's Book of the YearThe Horn Book Fanfare Best Books of the Year ChoiceAn ALA Notable Book for ChildrenAn Amazon Best Books of the Year PickA CCBC Children's Choices PickA School Library Journal Best Middle Grade of the Year ChoiceA Booklist Editor's ChoiceA B&N Kids Blog 10 Notable Middle Grade NovelKPBS (San Diego NPR affiliate) Top 12 Kid's Books of the YearA Horn Book Book Summer Reading ChoiceA Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year A charming, childlike quality infuses the artwork; boldly hued gouache pictures feature skies and lawns as patterned as the girl's kitchen wallpaper and curtains. --Publishers Weekly Praise for The Ugly Vegetables A lovely, well-formatted book with an enjoyable multicultural story. --School Library Journal A delightful read-aloud -- Kirkus Reviews Praise for Dim Sum for Everyone! Like the pleasures of dim sum, this is a compact treat. -- Booklist
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of When the Sea Turned to Silver, Starry River of the Sky, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, Dumpling Days, and Ling & Ting, as well as picture books such as The Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone! Grace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Massachusetts. Her website is gracelin.com.

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