Yellow Moon, Apple Moon

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Groundwood Books Ltd, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
In this delightful bedtime rhyme a young child bids good night to the moon, recalling all the familiar things surrounding her, from her pillow, her book, and her kitten to the swing outside, the robins in the trees, and the starry night. Written by award-winning novelist and poet Pamela Porter, the book is complemented by the swirling, joyful, and whimsical illustrations of Matt James. The words and music for “At the Gate of Heaven” (“A la puerta del cielo”), a New Mexican lullaby, are included.

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In this bedtime mantra, a little girl tells the "yellow moon, apple moon" it's time to sleep before acknowledging the familiar things around her. She points out her house, her swing and her tree where ... Read full review

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Can someone please tell me who wrote this English translation
("At the Gate of Heaven") for the Spanish lullaby "A la puerta del cielo" ?

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About the author (2008)

Pamela Porter was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and she lived in New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Washington and Montana before emigrating to Canada with her husband, the fourth generation of a farm family in southeastern Saskatchewan, the backdrop for much of Pamela's work. She is the author of three collections of poetry, and her poems have appeared in numerous journals across Canada and the US as well as being featured on Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac. She is also the author of a number of children's books, includingSky and Yellow Moon,Apple Moon(illustrated by Matt James).

Pamela's first novel in verse,The Crazy Man, received the TD Children's Literature Award, the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award for Children, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and the Governor General's Award, as well as several children's choice awards. It was also named a Jane Addams Foundation Honor Book and won the Texas Institute of Letters, Friends of the Austin Public Library Award for Best Young Adult Book.

Pamela lives near Sidney, B.C., with her husband, children and a menagerie of rescued horses, dogs and cats.

Matt James is a noted painter, illustrator and musician. His first book,Yellow Moon, Apple Moonby Pamela Porter, was a Governor General's Award finalist for illustration. He lives in Toronto.

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