The Garden Behind The Moon

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Macmillan, Jun 17, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
6 Reviews
In the fishing village where he lives, David sits alone by the shore at night, watching the path of light that stretches across the sea until it almost touches the moon. Wondering, Where does it go? Then one day he hears a voice of the Moon-Angel.

Why not try the moon-path tonight?

As David will discover, the glimmering moonlit path leads to a magical world behind the moon-a beautiful garden. And golden riches and a great flying horse to whisk him back to earth. But first he will have to battle a giant.
  

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Review: The Garden Behind The Moon

User Review  - Linda Johnson - Goodreads

Though the idea of the story includes fantasy and childhood innocence, the writing style is difficult to follow and adds a heaviness to the reading that I didn't enjoy. I especially loathed the ending of this book leaving me disappointed and wanting to write my own ending. Read full review

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User Review  - GirlGoneBookish - Goodreads

Good middle grade book. Quick read and very interesting! Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
1
The Princess Aurelia
5
The MoonCalf
8
The Man Who Knew Less Than Nothing
11
David in the Water
17
The MoonAngel
23
The MoonHouse
31
The MoonGarden
42
The Land of Nowhere
78
The Black Winged Horse
88
The Iron Castle
93
The Iron Man
96
The Escape
103
Back to the MoonHouse
110
David
118
The Kings Messenger
122

Phyllis
56
The Last PlayDay
62
Behind the MoonAngel
71
Princess Amelia
129
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Howard Pyle was born March 5, 1853 in Wilmington, Delaware. Pyle was a Quaker and attended the Friends' School in Wilmington. At sixteen he began three years of daily commutes to Philadelphia in order to study under the Belgian artist Van der Weilen. After three years of study, he set up a studio in Wilmington and helped his father in his leather business while beginning his fledgling career as an illustrator. His earliest work was published in Scribner's Monthly in 1876. He moved to New York, where he was associated to some extent with the Art Students' league of New York City during 1876-77. His early illustrations, short stories and poems appeared in the leading New York periodicals in 1876-79. He was also an artist and writer for Harpers Weekly. Pyle's color pictures appeared in issues of Century, Everybody's and Harpers monthly magazines from 1900 to 1911. Pyle devoted his art work almost entirely to the production of illustrations which appeared in periodicals and books. He also shared his views and skills with the student body at his 1896 classes at the Drexel Institute of Arts and Sciences in Philadelphia, his summer classes at Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and at his own school in Wilmington, Delaware - started in 1903. Pyle's students were to revolutionize the illustration world. Today they are collectively known as The Brandywine School. Pyle is the author and illustrator of the following works: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Nottinghamshire published in 1883; Within the Capes published in 1885; Pepper and Salt, or Seasoning for Young Folk published in 1887; The Rose of Paradise also published in 1887; The Wonder Clock or Four and Twenty Marvelous Tales published in 1888; Otto of the Silver Hand also published in 1888; A Modern Aladdin published in 1891); Men of Iron, a Romance of Chivalry published in 1892; Jack Ballister's Fortune published in 1894; Twilight Land published in 1895; and The Garden Behind the Moon published in 1895. In 1910, Howard Pyle relocated his family to Florence, Italy where he hoped to study and pursue the painting of murals. It was his second trip abroad. On November 9 of 1911, he suddenly became ill and died of a kidney infection at the age of 58. His ashes were interred there.

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