Moonlight Kite

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HarperCollins, Mar 18, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Illustrated in glowing paintings that seem lit by the moon itself, this magical tale of a kite--flown during the day by children, and mysteriously flown again by moonlight--will speak to the spirit of the child 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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About the author (1997)

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

Elise Primavera has, like Ivy, suffered her fair share of jinxes in life and has found it helpful, like Cat, to consult the I Ching before making any important decisions. She often feels, like Pru, that the safest place in this danger-filled world is under a quilt with a good book. As Franny dreams of doing, she has made her mark in the world—but as a writer and illustrator of children's books and not as an explorer in the mold of Sir Ernest Shackleton. Among her many books are the national bestselling Auntie Claus and its sequel. This is her first novel, but it won't be her last, because like Hieronymus Gumm, she always likes to have the last word and is hard at work on another book about the Gumm Street Girls.

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