- By Joan Aiken Alan Lee

The Moon's Revenge

  • Title: The Moon's Revenge
  • Author: Joan Aiken Alan Lee
  • ISBN: 9780394893808
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Moon s Revenge The Moon s Revenge is an eery gothic thriller by Joan Aiken of a young boy his thirst for music and the dangers he must overcome to use his gift A haunting tale celebrating the power of love and the

    The Moon s Revenge is an eery gothic thriller by Joan Aiken of a young boy, his thirst for music, and the dangers he must overcome to use his gift A haunting tale celebrating the power of love and the human spirit Full color illustrations.

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    1. I first read this when I was maybe 12 and have loved it since. It's a fairy tale sort of story about a boy who wants to be the best fiddler in the land. Following the advice of whispered voices (devils? angels?) in an abandoned room, he throws his shoes at the moon, thereby bringing the moon's wrath upon him and eventually his village in the form of a seven year curse. Alan Lee's beautiful illustrations help to bring the story to life.

    2. A fiddle, a monster and lots of shoes: you can't go wrong!This is without a doubt my all time favorite children's book! My kids adored it when they were young, and still do. I have such fond memories of reading it to them! We would go to the SDSU library once a week and read this book. Sigh. Smile.The story is sweet and adventurous and the artwork is truly lovely.Incidentally, this story does an excellent job of showing how if you love music you will practice a lot, and if you practice a lot, yo [...]

    3. I found this book quite by chance, looking for something to read to my son (he's four). Although there are some ins and outs of the story that are still beyond him, he loves it, and has asked for it again and again (as four-year-olds do).As for me, I love it too; it's beautifully told, and the illustrations are beautiful as well (I have a hard time with children's books with ugly or deliberately crudely executed illustrations; kids need beautiful things too--perhaps even more than grown-ups, who [...]

    4. I read this book when I was 7 or 8 and I loved the illustrations! The story itself is also beautiful but it's been such a long time since I've read the book that I've forgotten most of it. All I remember is a dragon, shoes, a fiddler and his sister. MUSTNDPY.For those who already have a copy/have seen a copy, READ IT RIGHT NOW! I promise you it'll be a ride to remember.

    5. This book was given to my son in 1987.I felt the story was well-written and beautifully illustrated, but it is far too complicated for young children or even early readers. It is perfect for later grades or even middle-school. But by middle-school children don't necessarily want a picture story book.

    6. /review/list kids' book. A fairy tale about a boy who angers the Moon to get a wish. It "explains" why the Moon is all marked up. Good for what it is.

    7. I read this book as a small child and I loved it. I still remember it now as an adult. Must read it again some time.

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