Tuesday, February 18, 2014

19th February Amy Tan (1952)

It is American author, Amy Tan's birthday. When I think of Amy Tan I automatically think of the novel, The Joy Luck Club, but did you know she is the author of a picture book? Her book The Moon Lady  which is illustrated by Gretchen Schields is adapted from this adult bestseller.  On a rainy afternoon three sisters long for the rain to stop so that they can do something. Ying-Ying, their grandmother tells them a tale from long ago. It happens on the night of the Moon Festival when Ying-Ying encounters the Moon Lady who grants secret wishes... The tale is haunting and long for a picture book, but worth the effort.

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