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When the Moon Comes

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"The beaver flood has finally frozen--perfect ice, without a bump or a ripple. For the kids in town, it's Christmas in November. They wait, impatiently, for the right moment. Finally, it arrives: the full moon. They huff and puff through logging trails, farms, back roads and tamarack swamps, the powdery snow soaking pant legs and boots, till they see it--their perfect ice, waiting. And the game is on."--Provided by publisher.

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This is a gorgeous picture book that spoke to me of days past. It is November and the children are waiting to go skating and play hockey on the Beaver flood. They need to wait for the full moon and it finally comes. They must trudge through the snow to get to their "perfect ice". They have a great time on the outdoor ice, with frozen pants, red cheeks and stiff hair. It brings back memories of skating on the outdoor rinks that have almost disappeared today. The illustrations are perfect for this story. This could be used as a mentor text in a class where you are teaching about predictions, drawing conclusions or comparing. A book that could also be used in a visual arts class when teaching various artistic styles. A great book for a school or class library. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.

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"The beaver flood has finally frozen--perfect ice, without a bump or a ripple. For the kids in town, it's Christmas in November. They wait, impatiently, for the right moment. Finally, it arrives: the full moon. They huff and puff through logging trails, farms, back roads and tamarack swamps, the powdery snow soaking pant legs and boots, till they see it--their perfect ice, waiting. And the game is on."--Provided by publisher. In this atmospheric story, a group of kids play hockey on a frozen lake by moonlight. At once nostalgic and timely, this is a gorgeous book that will speak to readers young and old.

The beaver flood has finally frozen--perfect ice, without a bump or a ripple. For the kids in town, it's Christmas in November. They wait, impatiently, for the right moment.

Finally, it arrives: the full moon.

They huff and puff through logging trails, farms, back roads and tamarack swamps, the powdery snow soaking pant legs and boots, till they see it--their perfect ice, waiting.

And the game is on.

When the moon Comes is steeped in tradition and nostalgia: for hockey, for childhood, for a simpler time. The beauty of the text is matched by the brilliant, rich illustrations that wonderfully capture the magic of a moonlit night in winter.

Specifications

Publisher
Tundra
Book Format
Hardcover
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
40
Author
Paul Harbridge
ISBN-13
9781101917770
Publication Date
September, 2017
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
12.31 x 8.38 x 0.43 Inches
ISBN-10
1101917776

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The whimsy of this boo...

The whimsy of this book is really dazzling. The plot is simple: a group of children slip outside (they send one of their number back for warmer clothes) to play ice hockey in the moonlight. There is no tension; instead, this is a descriptive, vivid story of a fantastic night out. I especially loved the enormous, dark images of nighttime and the balance between these images and the descriptions of nature. I agree with some of the other posters' comments about not letting children go out at night. This is a conversation one would want to have with a young child to whom you read the book. On the other hand, I don't think this is actually a book just for children--I would happily give this book to an adult who had fond memories of snow, ice, and adventure. In short, this is beautiful, and I would highly recommend it.

Every aspect of this d...

Every aspect of this delightful memory is entrawling. The narrator is not the child in charge of the adventure, making it feel as if you the reader really could become the narrator and participate yourself. The dustcover, cover and pages teem with gorgeous image after image to tantalize the eye of any parent made to read this darling tale over and over again. This would be an excellent book for any family that reads together, encourages independence and adventure in their children in the form of responsible fun as a team. After the first reading I struggled to think of a child (and family) in my life that I did not think would adore this book which features both an appropriate length and setting to support a short, softly spoke bedtime story. A great way to end any night!

# 164. [When the Moon ...

# 164. [When the Moon Comes], [[Paul Harbridge]] Stephen Leacock wrote "In a land so inescapably and inhospitably cold, hockey is the chance of life, an affirmation that despite the deadly chill of winter we are alive." The beaver spill freezes perfectly in early December without a ripple in the ice, smooth and perfect. What holds the children back is waiting for the full moon, which arrives with the first snow. Beautiful illustrations using darkness and colour, add depth to the words. You can see the weariness in the geese flying to escape the cold, the excitement of the skaters gathered around the fire, the plowing of the playful, light snow, the exhaustion as they curl up under their bedclothes at the end of the night. Harbridge and James make an excellent team. This is a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ book! Reviewed for Early Reviewers 2017.

This is a gorgeous pic...

This is a gorgeous picture book that spoke to me of days past. It is November and the children are waiting to go skating and play hockey on the Beaver flood. They need to wait for the full moon and it finally comes. They must trudge through the snow to get to their "perfect ice". They have a great time on the outdoor ice, with frozen pants, red cheeks and stiff hair. It brings back memories of skating on the outdoor rinks that have almost disappeared today. The illustrations are perfect for this story. This could be used as a mentor text in a class where you are teaching about predictions, drawing conclusions or comparing. A book that could also be used in a visual arts class when teaching various artistic styles. A great book for a school or class library. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.

The young narrator of ...

The young narrator of this lovely Canadian picture-book from author Paul Harbridge and illustrator Matt James waits for the full moon, when the local beaver flood will be ready for a game of ice hockey. The magic of the evening-time trip to the flood with his friends, the icy pleasure of their game, and the enchanted beauty of the wintry world around them, are all captured in text and art... I found When the Moon Comes a beautiful, quietly contemplative exploration of the winter-time experiences of one boy and his community. The importance of ice hockey to the local children is apparent, as is the camaraderie it creates. The artwork, done in acrylic paint and ink on boards, captures the chilly beauty of the countryside in winter. The final images, of the boy lying in bed, feeling the moon call to him, summoning him back to the beaver flood, are just magical. Recommended to anyone looking for picture-books about ice hockey, or about children out and about in the winter nighttime.

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