Moon Festival

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Boyds Mills Press, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 30 pages
Early autumn brings Moon Festival, a holiday celebrated annually by Chinese in their homeland and abroad. Families gather for a special meal, and worship tables are spread with candles, incense, and delicacies. Children parade and dance. And the beautiful goddess, Chang O, who lives in the palace of the moon, sends down her blessings. In this poignant, autobiographical story, one child wishes to Chang O that she will some day be reunited with her parents, who live far away. Stunning and dramatic oil paintings portray the families gathered for worship, children dancing in the streets, and one child's dream. Here is an evocative collaboration of pictures and text that captures the joy of an important Chinese holiday.

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

While its possible that my liking of this story is primarily driven by my liking for the illustrations (I'm a sucker for good oil paintings!), I think it has more to do with the fact that Ching Yeung ... Read full review

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