Saturday, May 13, 2017

Book Review: Full Moon Lore (Children’s Series)

This is a series I will be running for a little while, highlighting some excellent children's literature. During the coming months, there will be many children's books. Stay tuned to learn more about it. Read previous posts in this series here. 

Every month has a full moon, and every full moon has a story. Full Moon Lore explores the origins of each full moon's name, from the Strawberry Moon to the Wolf Moon and beyond. Told in rolling prose with delightful nighttime illustrations, this story is a sweet look at nature, seasons, and the mystery of the full moon. Includes Moon Facts and additional back matter.

This is a remarkably gorgeous children's book. This is a story book that will spark your child's sense of wonder, and educate them about some astronomy terms. I love a book that teaches something, that is rather practical. The concept of this book is rather fun. Every month has a moon. As you read the book, you take a journey across the year's calendar. You will learn the reason, or folklore behind each name, some cool facts about it also. My favorites were January's wolf moon, and the brilliant illustration that followed. Sap moon was a wonderful story of the time of the Vernal Equinox, and the story of winters arrival. The cold moon was a December moon winter is in full arrival. Although these are my favorite all of them will bring your child joy. 

The artwork in this children's book is incredible. I was blown away by the detail included in each page. There is so much for your child to look at, and take in. The artwork will spark their imagination and bring the entire story to life for them. Each Page has a corner to corner illustration and no detail is spared. 

If you are interested in purchasing this book the links are below: 

Disclaimer, I received this book from Sleeping Bear Press in exchange for my honest, and completely unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

About the Author:  Ellen Wahi 

Ellen has been a teacher of all ages for fifty years-writing stories, plays, and poems for children. She is retired and lives near her daughter, Jennifer, in Michigan. Her winters are spent with her son, Kurtis, in Northern California. Ellen and her husband, Kishor, often watch the moon raise of magical Torch Lake, Michigan. 

About the Illustrator: Ashley Stewart

Ashley Stewart has had a variety of jobs, from hand painting Christmas ornaments to creating manuals for industrial balancing machines. Her favorite job by fares bringing stories to life through illustration. She lives in the scenic Lynchburg, Virginiam with her husband, Chris, and a very noisy little bird named Sully. You can find her online at

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