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The moon keeper / words and pictures by Zosienka.

Zosienka, (author,, illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library E Z (Text) 33500013260724 New In transit -
Mahnomen Public Library E Z (Text) 33500013260732 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062959522
  • ISBN: 0062959522
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Collins Children's Books, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Emile has a new job as moon keeper. He spends his evenings making sure the moon has everything it needs to shine its light over the night creatures. Night after night he keeps watch over the moon--clearing away the clouds and telling the fruit bats to move along when they play too close. Emile finds the moon nice to talk to in the stillness of the night. But what happens when the moon starts to change and slowly disappears?

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #2
    The moon is important to nocturnal creatures, so Emile the polar bear is especially honored when he's selected to be its new keeper. As soon as his tenure begins, however, Emile notices that the full moon seems to be shrinking. After failing to find a solution, he is joined by a giant green bird, just as the last sliver of a crescent disappears. "Things come and go," says the bird, and sure enough, a new moon soon returns. In her first solo picture-book effort, Zosienka does more than illustrate the phases of the moon cycle; she effortlessly builds a whimsical, anthropomorphic animal community around the tale of Emile, a large bear with the curiosity and heart of a young child. His earnest attempts to tend to the moon reflect a love for nature that young readers will find contagious. The gouache and colored-pencil art presents a larger-than-life, bright-shining moon that feels undeniably magical. In turns humorous, informative, and heartwarming, Emile's gentle story will resonate widely. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Bears > Juvenile fiction.
Moon > Juvenile fiction.
Moon > Phases > Juvenile fiction.
Bears > Fiction.
Moon > Fiction.
Genre: Picture books for children.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Picture books.

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