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Follow the Moon Book and CD [With CD (Audio)]
Contributor(s): Weeks, Sarah (Author), Duranceau, Suzanne (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0060557443     ISBN-13: 9780060557447
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2003
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Annotation: A rocking narrative ballad with an upswing tropical beat and an upbeat message about friendship and a child's deep bond with nature, this new edition of "Follow the Moon" is sure to delight another generation of children. A newly hatched sea turtle, whose instinct is to "follow the moon" to find the ocean, is drawn instead by a glittering mirrored ball in a crowded dance club. He is rescued by a young boy who helps him learn to listen to the voice inside his head.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Science & Nature - General
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Turtles
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Marine Life
Dewey: E
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Physical Information: 0.65" H x 11.14" W x 7.91" (0.80 lbs) 32 pages
Themes:
- Topical - Friendship
- Cultural Region - Latin America
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 16987
Reading Level: 2.5   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Weeks, Sarah: -

Sarah Weeks has written more than fifty books for young readers. Some of her picture books include Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash, Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth!, and Glamourpuss. Her bestselling novel, So B. It, is a feature-length film starring Alfre Woodard and Talitha Bateman. Ms. Weeks visits thousands of students in elementary and middle schools across the country every year. She is also an adjunct professor in the prestigious MFA Writing for Children and Young Adults program at the New School. Sarah lives in Nyack, New York, with her husband, Jim Fyfe, and their dog, Mia. You can visit her online at www.sarahweeks.com.

Duranceau, Suzanne: - The spectacular artwork of Suzanne Duranceau, illustrator of Love Can Build a Bridge, can also be seen in the book-and-tape package Follow the Moon. She lives in Montreal, Canada, with her daughter.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1995 November)
PreS-Gr 2?Not all songs make coherent books. Weeks's offering, which includes a cassette tape attached to the back endpaper, is a case in point; it works better as a musical recording than as a story. The somewhat confusing plot concerns a newly hatched sea turtle who, for unexplained reasons, does not have the necessary instinct to follow the many other turtles toward the moonlight and into the ocean. Instead, it only reaches the water the following night thanks to a boy who protects it during the day and redirects it when the turtle heads toward a moon-shaped light fixture. The realistic pictures present an attractive boy on a beach lined with palm trees and populated by light-skinned people. Some of the illustrations nicely capture the expressions and stance of a caring young child and the newborn turtle. But even with the tape, this is a slight selection.?Kathleen Odean, Moses Brown School, Providence, RI
 
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