Saturday, February 6, 2021

Kirkus Magazine Mentions DADDY, CAN YOU SEE THE MOON?

 So this just happened yesterday...


INDIE BOOKS THAT TAKE KIDS TO THE MOON

BY DAVID RAPP  YESTERDAY

THE MOON HAS LONG BEEN A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR WRITERS AND READERS, EVER SINCE POETS STARTED RHYMING IT WITH THE WORD JUNE


CHILDRENS BOOK AUTHORS ARE NO EXCEPTION; JUST LOOK AT MARGARET WISE BROWNS CLASSIC, GOODNIGHT MOON, IN WHICH THE NARRATOR TREATS THE SATELLITE AS A GOOD FRIEND. 


HERE ARE THREE MORE MOON-BASED BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS IN KIRKUS INDIES ORBIT:


IN MALISA SANTIGULS 2019 PICTURE BOOK, THE DOOR TO THE MOON

COLORFULLY AND RICHLY ILLUSTRATED BY JUNG SENARAK, A BOY AND HIS DOG FIND A STAIRWAY THAT LEADS DIRECTLY TO THE BRIGHT-YELLOW MOON, WHERE THEY MEET MULTICOLORED ALIENS AND ASTRONAUTS AND EVEN FLY AROUND IN A SPACESHIP. KIRKUS REVIEW NOTES THAT THIS SIMPLE, FANCIFUL NARRATIVE WILL DELIGHT YOUNGSTERS WHO ALREADY DREAM OF THE MOON.


THE 2020 MIDDLE-GRADE SF NOVEL BOON ON THE MOON BY JOHN HUDDLES TELLS THE STORY OF 9-YEAR-OLD BYRON BOON BARNETT, WHOS EXILED TO A LUNAR COLONY BY A JUDGE AFTER A SPELUNKING MISHAP. FORTUNATELY, HE CAN BRING THE MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY ALONG, BUT BEFORE LONG A TERRIFYING OUTER-SPACE PHENOMENON CALLED A WHITE WORM PUTS THEM ALL IN DANGER. KIRKUS REVIEWER CALLS THE BOOK A COMICAL LUNAR ROMP FEATURING A BRISK, DELIGHTFUL STORY.



DADDY, CAN YOU SEE THE MOON? 
(2019) BY GAYLE KRAUSE AND ILLUSTRATOR CARLOS DE LA GARZA ESCHEWS SPACE ADVENTURE AND INSTEAD USES THE LUNAR BODY AS A WAY TO HIGHLIGHT A BOYS STRONG CONNECTION TO HIS FATHER. BEFORE THE DAD DEPLOYED AS A SOLDIER OVERSEAS, HE TOLD HIS CHILD, AT BEDTIME, LOOK UP AT THE MOON. / AND I WILL TOO. ILL BE HOME SOON. LATER, THE STORY DEALS WITH THE FATHERS RECOVERY FROM CATASTROPHIC INJURIES. KIRKUS REVIEWER WRITES THAT THE PICTURE BOOK ADDRESSES A DIFFICULT TOPIC IN KID-FRIENDLY TERMS DESPITE SOME ADULT-LEVEL EXPECTATIONS.


DAVID RAPP IS THE SENIOR INDIE EDITOR.


If anyone is interested in purchasing a copy of this book about a boy and his soldier dad, you can contact me on my website : https://www.gayleckrause.com


Thanks!


Kirkus Magazine Mentions DADDY, CAN YOU SEE THE MOON?

 So this just happened yesterday... INDIE BOOKS THAT TAKE KIDS TO THE MOON BY DAVID RAPP  •  YESTERDAY THE MOON HAS LONG BEEN A SOURCE OF IN...