The Son of the Sun and the Daughter of the Moon: A Saami Folktale

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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When the fiery sun demands the moon's daughter as a bride for his son, the moon hides the child with a kindly old couple on a remote island. Later, when she is discovered again by the son of the sun, she flees to the house of the Brother of the Northern Lights, where she falls in love with Luminias. But their happiness does not last long, as Vanish unwittingly enables the sun to take a bitter vengeance.

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User Review  - jpons - LibraryThing

This was a very fascinating folklore. This tale comes from a Saami tale. It is about the daughter of the moon and the son of the sun. The son, Solvake, wants to marry Vanishia, daughter of the moon ... Read full review

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User Review  - ecosborne - LibraryThing

When the sun' son wants to marry the sun believes that the moon's daughter is the best choice. However the moon refuses and hides her daughter away from the sun. When the daughter grows older the sun ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Holly Young Huth began working with children as an educator. She published poetry and her book "Centerplay" before finding her niche writing children's books. Her books for Atheneum include "The Son of the Sun and The Daughter of the Moon" and "Darkfright." Several months a year, Ms. Huth travels the world with her journalist husband for inspiration. She lives in Gold Hill, Colorado, where she and her family built their own home.

Anna Vojtech has illustrated numerous books for children, mostly folktales and stories about nature. Nature has always been a strong source of inspiration for Anna. Her pictures are full of flowers and animals, of giraffes and elephants, of little birds and chipmunks. Folktales are also about people, their nature and their spirit. Her illustrations have brought readers closer to the stories and traditions of their countries.
Anna grew up in Prague, Czechoslovakia, what is now the Czech Republic. ""Prague was a magical place to grow up. We were surrounded by beauty, mystery, history and by nature."" She studied art and toy design at the School of Applied Arts and animation film and graphics at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. Later she attended the Royal Academy in Antwerp, Belgium and the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg, Germany where she met her German-American husband.
Since 1982 she has lived on Cape Ann, Massachusetts with her husband and their two sons.

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