Moonlight kite

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Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, Mar 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Magic in the moonlightIllustrated in glowing paintings that seem lit by the moon themselves, this magical tale of a kite -- flown during the day by children, and mysteriously flown again by three monks in the moonlight -- will speak to the child's spirit in everyone.

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

High on a hill is an old monastery. Inhabited by only a few monks, locals wonder if anyone lives there. Children who build a bright orange kite, dare to travel up to the monastery to fly their kite ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A thoroughly captivating story from Buckley (``Take Care of Things,'' Edward Said, 1991, etc.) about three monks, the last of their order, who labor in lonely silence in a crumbling monastery on a ... Read full review

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Helen E. Buckley, author of "Grandfather and I, Grandmother Helen E. Buckley, author of "Grandfather and I, Grandmother and I, "and "Where Did Josie Go?, " lives in Bradenton, Florand I, "and "Where Did Josie Go?, " lives in Bradenton, Florida, and Pulaski, New York. ida, and Pulaski, New York.

Elise Primavera has illustrated more than twenty books for children, several of which she also wrote, including the New "York Times" bestselling "Auntie Claus" as well as?"Auntie Claus and the Key to Christmas "and "Auntie Claus Home for the Holidays.?"Other titles include?"Plantpet", a "Parents" Magazine Best Book and she illustrated "Raising Dragons" by Jerdine Nolen which received a 1999 Christopher Award, the 1999 Irma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature from the Bank Street College of Education, and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. "Newsweek", "Sesame Street Parent's magazine", and Smithsonian Magazine selected the book as one of the best of 1998.? Most recently Ms. Primavera has authored "Louise the Big Cheese: Divine Diva" and "Louise the Big Cheese and the La Di Da Shoes" both illustrated by Diane Goode.? Elise Primavera lives in New Jersey.? Visit her at

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