When the Moon Forgot

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Written and illustrated by Jimmy Liao; translated and adapted by Sarah L. Thomson

Ages: All
Category: Poetry, Picture Books
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Pub. Date: April 2009
ISBN: 978-0316113908
Hardcover, $17.99

A gentle story of love, loneliness, friendship, and how we can find the courage to return to the place we belong. Art that’s both whimsical and poignant combines with a text translated from Mandarin into simple, graceful English to tell the story of the moon, a boy, and the friendship that saves them both from a life lived alone.

Awards & Accolades
“Juxtaposing day and night, shadow and light in glowing shades of blue, green, and yellow, page spreads, some of them stunning, vary in design and contrast busily detailed urban street scenes with restful natural landscapes….Liao’s fans will find plenty of his trademark imagery, inventiveness, and meditative musings in this offering.”
School Library Journal