Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale

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Macmillan, Jul 1, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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An affirming story about international adoption, based on the author's own experience with her daughter.

A magical, reassuring story of one adoptive family's beginnings, told in words and pictures that are just right for the youngest child.

 

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User Review  - TaraKennedy - LibraryThing

This was a pretty straight forward, short book about an international adoption. The author is generally an artist with an interest in folk art from around the world, and that is very evident in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - chrisriggleman - LibraryThing

Very cool illustrations. The feeling of anticipation in this book is great and the joy that it leads up to is tear jerking. It would be easy to see yourself in this book if you are a kid who has been ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Karen Katz has written and illustrated many books for children, including The Colors of Us, Can You Say Peace, My First Ramadan, Counting Kisses and Where is Baby's Belly Button. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write Over the Moon, her first book, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from Guatemala, and she wanted to tell the story of welcoming Lena into their lives. Katz loves to paint and experiment with texture, color, collage and pattern. Besides an author and illustrator, she has been a costume designer, quilt maker, fabric artist and graphic designer. Katz and her family divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York.

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