The garden behind the moon

by Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j PYL
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  j PYL
In the fishing village where he lives, David sits alone by the shore at night, watching the path of light that stretches across the sea until it almost touches the moon. Wondering, Where does it go? Then one day he hears a voice of the Moon-Angel.
"Why not try the moon-path tonight?"
As David will discover, the glimmering moonlit path leads to a magical world behind the moon-a beautiful garden. And golden riches and a great flying horse to whisk him back to earth. But first he will have to battle a giant.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-6. First published in 1885, this literary fairy tale concerns a ``moon-calf'' named David, taunted by the other children in his village for his dreamy nature. Following the path of moonlight across the water, he visits the Moon- Angel, the Man-in-the-moon, the moon-house, the moon-garden, and returns home to complete a quest and marry a princess. ``A moon- calf? What is a moon-calf? Ah, little child, little child! That is something you can only learn in one way. . . .'' Pyle's comments directly to his readers may belong to a literary tradition whose time has past, but his full-page, black-and- white illustrations create a sense of grace, dignity, and convincing drama, which are timeless. While the story may find a limited audience among children today, larger libraries will want to make it available to the many admirers of Pyle, one of America's most influential writer/ illustrators for children. CP."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York :Tom Doherty Associates,2002
Audience Ages 8 and above.
Language English
Notes "A Starscape book."
Description 132 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 0765342421 :
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