Jan 13, 2020

The Younger Sun Reviews: The Secrets of Magnolia Moon

Claire LOVED The Secrets Of Magnolia Moon by Edwina Wyatt!
It’s our chapter book of the month for January.

Magnolia Moon was born on a hill in a very great hurry. It was the moon that kissed her first. It put the dimple in her cheek and the coils in her hair. But that is a secret. Her mother is sure they come from her.

Nine-year-old Magnolia Moon has a wonderful friendship with the moon. The moon, like her, is bigger than she sometimes feels. And the moon is also great at keeping secrets. Just like Magnolia. It’s not always easy and sometimes it can take a while to decide how best to keep a secret. Meanwhile, there are ordinary everyday wonderfuls to navigate – hopes and dreams and bravery. The Secrets of Magnolia Moon is a hardback chapter book with line illustrations scattered throughout.

Magnolia Moon is a gentle watcher and deep thinker. She is a good friend and a wonderful dreamer. The Secrets of Magnolia Moon is a celebration of the small events of every day that each child will encounter and has to respond to. It’s about how differently people respond to the same situation and how it is possible to accommodate multiple viewpoints. Magnolia’s gentleness and insight offer the quiet child a champion, and the more rambunctious reader a time to travel more slowly. Perfect for newly independent readers ready for a chapter book, or as a read-to for younger children.

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