Father Sun, Mother Moon

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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In a superstitious village where all things are painted white, the arrival of a stranger clad in bright, multicolored clothing brings a tide of bad luck. A black cloud appears, bringing with it a bolt of lightning that turns the school gray.
The odd stranger offers to paint the school. But, to the villagers’ dismay, she merely sits atop the building and plays her flute as the sun rises and sets. The children, though, delight in her music and colorful stories. Then one night, when the moon is full and high, the stranger begins to paint. When at last the rooster crows, the villagers awake to a most unusual surprise.

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User Review  - LauraMcQueen - LibraryThing

This book as really all about how people need color and brightness in their lives. That is so important to remember especially in today's world where we hear about bad things more than good. I would really enjoy sharing this uplifting story with future students. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

John and Ann Hassett have been collaborating on picture books for more than ten years. Their books are known for their quirky humor and lively illustrations. The Hassetts live and work in Maine, where their 'commute to work is short (upstairs, and first door on the right).' John and Ann Hassett have collaborated on many heartwarming picture books for children. They live in Waldoboro, Maine, with two small girls, chickens, and a dog, as well as mice in the walls.

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