Many Moons

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Harcourt, Brace, 1943 - Juvenile Fiction - 47 pages
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Princess Lenore is ill from eating too many raspberry tarts. She believes that possessing the moon is the only thing that will cure her. Despite a command from the King, neither the Lord High Chamberlain nor the Royal Wizard nor the Royal Mathematician can get the moon for her. Only when the clever Court Jester consults the Princess herself is the problem solved - with characteristic Thurber wit.

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Very cute book and has nice illustrations. - Goodreads
The text can be a little hard to read aloud. - Goodreads
First of all, the illustrations are beautiful! - Goodreads
The illustrations in this book are a pure delight. - Goodreads
The words and the pictures were organized well. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Cari Williams - Goodreads

Many Moons is a story of a king and his daughter whom he loves so much that he is willing to get her anything she desires, even the moon. I really enjoyed reading this book because I liked how the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jamie Singer - Goodreads

This book's illustrations are not as good as I expected but the story line itself I loved. This is about a princess who has a deathly illness and she wants her father who is the king to bring her to ... Read full review

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About the author (1943)

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Thurber was blinded in one eye in a childhood accident. He attended Ohio State University but left without earning a degree. In 1925 he moved to New York City, where he joined the staff of the New Yorker in 1927 at the urging of his friend E. B. White. For the rest of his lifetime, Thurber contributed to the magazine his highly individual pieces and those strange, wry, and disturbing pen-and-ink drawings of "huge, resigned dogs, the determined and sometimes frightening women, the globular men who try so hard to think so unsuccessfully." The period from 1925, when the New Yorker was founded, until the death of its creator-editor, Harold Ross, in 1951, was described by Thurber in delicious and absorbing detail in The Years with Ross (1959). Of his two great talents, Thurber preferred to think of himself primarily as a writer, illustrating his own books. He published "fables" in the style of Aesop (see Vol. 2) and La Fontaine (see Vol. 2)---usually with a "barbed tip of contemporary significance"---children's books, several plays (two Broadway hits, one successful musical revue), and endless satires and parodies in short stories or full-length works. "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," included in My World---and Welcome to It (1942), is probably his best-known story and continues to be frequently anthologized. T. S. Eliot described Thurber's work as "a form of humor which is also a way of saying something serious.

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