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A gorgeous picture book that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin
Pat, pat, pat…
Little Star’s soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake.

Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she’s not supposed to eat any yet! What happens when she can’t resist a nibble?

In this stunning picture book that shines as bright as the stars in the sky, Newbery Honor author Grace Lin creates a heartwarming original story that explains phases of the moon.


Praise for A Big Mooncake for Little Star:

* "Luminous....Lin's storytelling is both clever and radiant. A warm and glowing modern myth." —Kirkus, starred review


* "The relationship between Little Star and her mother offers a message of empowerment and reassurance. Lin's loving homage to the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is sure to become a bedtime favorite." —School Library Journal, starred review


* "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, starred review


  • * "This folkloric pourquoi tale effectively blends peaceful bedtime rhymes with the lure of irresistible snacking temptation." —BCCB, starred review


*  "Mesmerizing...Lin’s pleasing, soothing text, perfect for reading aloud to little moon-watchers here on Earth."The Horn Bookstarred review


"The gouache illustrations are excellent....Intriguing characters come alive."—Booklist


Praise for When the Sea Turned to Silver:

New York Times Bestseller
New York Times Notable Children's Book of the Year
A National Book Award Finalist
An IndieBound Bestseller
NPR Best Book of the Year Pick
PEOPLE Top 12 Children's Book of the Year
The Horn Book Fanfare Best Books of the Year Choice
An ALA Notable Book for Children
An Amazon Best Books of the Year Pick
A CCBC Children's Choices Pick
School Library Journal Best Middle Grade of the Year Choice
Booklist Editor's Choice
A B&N Kids Blog 10 Notable Middle Grade Novel
KPBS (San Diego NPR affiliate) Top 12 Kid's Books of the Year
Horn Book Book Summer Reading Choice
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year
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