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When the Moon Comes By Paul Harbridge MattJames When the Moon Comes 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

  • Title: When the Moon Comes
  • Author: Paul Harbridge MattJames
  • ISBN: 9781101917770
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When the Moon Comes By Paul Harbridge MattJames 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 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 By Paul Harbridge MattJames

    Moon Phases Lunar Calendar Moon Phases for or any year with full moon and new moon times When is the next full moon Moon Phases Calendar for the month of October Jun , The New Moon Phase occurs when the Moon is completely dark with zero percent luminosity, while the Full Moon Phase is completely bright with percent luminosity The First and Last Quarter phases happen when the Moon is exactly half illuminated, with percent luminosity. Phases of the Moon Time and Date New Moon is the first primary phase and it occurs the moment when the Sun and Moon are aligned, with the Sun and Earth on opposite sides of the Moon A New Moon cannot normally be seen from Earth since only the dark side of the Moon faces our planet at this point. Full Moon Calendar When to See the Next Full Moon Jul , Just a phase The moon is a sphere that travels once around Earth every . days It also takes about days for the moon to rotate on its axis So, the moon always shows us A When the moon hits your eye like a big Pizza Pie Apr , Background song by Dean Martin

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    1. Mehsi on said:

      I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.Wow, this was magical book About kids who are waiting for the magic ice to form and for the full moon to shine, so that they can skate in the night I do wonder why the parents let their kids just go that far without supervision, oh well.The first part of the book is the sweet anticipation, you can just feel it drip from the pages The kids are all excited, all waiting, all hoping that the time will be there soon.The next part is [...]

    2. Jessica on said:

      Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a review copy of this book All opinions are my own In this beautifully told picture book, a group of children anxiously wait until the time is just right when the moon comes for a night of skating, hockey, and memory making on a frozen lake The figurative language and descriptions in this book are lovely The text is perfectly complemented by the illustrations, which are as starkly beautiful as winter itself Working in a community where hockey is prett [...]

    3. Wayne McCoy on said:

      When the Moon Comes by Paul Harbridge with illustrations by Matt James is a story of winter and moonlit lakes.A nearby beaver pond has flooded Now that the cold of November has come, it has frozen over, but it s not quite time to go play hockey The boys wait impatiently until it is time Then they walk into the woods in the cold and build a fire to keep warm They put on their skates and clear the snow so they can play in the moonlight.I loved the prose of this story It s written with an elegance [...]

    4. Carla Johnson-Hicks on said:

      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 T [...]

    5. Cat on said:

      Beautiful tale It brought back so many memories of us neighborhood kids playing at night by the light of a summer moon Lovely illustrations so intimate I wonder if there are still quiet places children can play long into the night without fear

    6. Melanie Woo on said:

      A magical story I didn t grow up in Canada, don t skate especially well have and have never played hockey, but after reading this story to my daughter who does skate well and plays hockey , I feel like I know what it s like to have played pond hockey under the light of the moon in the dead of winter.

    7. Dave Jablonski on said:

      Picked up at my local Chapters My son loves it Really great pictures Great story

    8. Kate on said:

      A nice story about a group of boys in a rural area who are waiting for a full moon to come so they can play hockey on a frozen lake at night.

    9. Pop Bop on said:

      Drawings and Text Partner BeautifullyIn the wrong, that is, heavy , hands a book like this could be twee or precious or tone deaf Childhood nostalgia is incredibly tough, and poetic nostalgia in a children s book is the toughest of all Have no fear our author never comes near to skating on thin ice.Rather, we get the children s book hat trick evocative drawings that perfectly complement the text, restrained and sensitive but crisp and descriptive prose, and a general feeling of comfort and calm [...]

    10. Michele Knott on said:

      I can t wait to read this story to readers this winter Capturing that small moments story the first time on the ice for that winter season This book is going to capture that attention of young readers

    11. Dan Richardson on said:

      What a gorgeous book Having grown up in Northern Alberta, this book takes me back to my youth playing pond hockey I loved reading this to my 6 year old who s been skating for a few years and is just starting hockey this fall.

    12. molliekay on said:

      I felt like I was actually there, speeding down the ice I could feel the cold in my bones and the warmth in my heart.

    13. Barbra on said:

      This book takes you deep into the arms of winter The illustrations are beautiful works of art depicting winter, friendship and tradition The text tell the story of friends who create magic on ice with the help of the light from the moon This would be a great book in the classroom when discussing winter themes and images.

    14. Jim on said:

      won an advanced readerds wait for the perfect night to play the first hockey game of winter on the lake i imagine this is what growing up in the snow country is like, so beautiful the story, the art the mood, the interactions of the kids first time in my life i ever wanted to be Canadian or Minnesotan.

    15. Sharon Lawler on said:

      Makes me remember the nights we skated by moonlight on the outdoor flooded basketball courts of the local elementary schools Vivid ,perfect picture book of the time and place

    16. Susan on said:

      A perfect story to experience the season s first night on ice Filled with wonder, each glorious detail is highlighted as the children experience the magic.

    17. Sarah Cass on said:

      Cute childrens book about the magic ice on an untouched stretch of water in a forest Kids in a neighborhood go on a night time field trip with a campfire, hockey, and moonlight I really enjoyed this, and I bet it s gorgeous in full print format where you can see the images laid out side by side Copy received free via netgalley All opinions are my own.

    18. Vicki on said:

      A haunting not ghosts story of the frozen pond, moonlight and ice skaters.Checkout the book cover under the jacket

    19. Saburi Pandit on said:

      Beautiful, expressive and evocative illustrations that make a simple story, magical and deeply satisfying Definitely pick it up for your kids, nephews and nieces

    20. Linda on said:

      Of course, I had to share a moon book this week of the eclipse, super moon and blue moon I saw this at the library moon display and it is a new one to me The cold has arrived and as the story goes, kids agree at recess that the moon is right and it s time to have the first game This seems like old times, but perhaps not in some places This group travels in a cold, cold winter wonderland after snow has blanketed the pond It is below zero, they are dressed warm, but still shiver, maybe also from e [...]

    21. Julie on said:

      Love, love, love Hoping that special someone who would totally get this, will still want to snuggle up and read it with me.

    22. Katie Fitzgerald on said:

      I really liked the artwork it made me feel like I was out in the cold and dark preparing to play hockey I m not a big sports person, and I have never even gone ice skating, but I was thoroughly invested in the story and enjoyed living vicariously through the characters The text reminded me a little bit of Owl Moon poetic, descriptive, and evocative and I also appreciated the few wordless pages that showed moments for which words were not necessary This book stood out amongst the other picture bo [...]

    23. Tasya Dita on said:

      I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for honest reviewThis book is definitely targeted towards audience that are younger than I thought I think the story is lovely and the illustration is magical it makes me can t wait to experience snow myself but the story just felt too simple to me I feel like children who is the target audience for this book will definitely enjoy the story though

    24. Julie Kirchner on said:

      Lovely illustrations accompany a story of waiting for the perfect night to skate on the frozen ice under the full moon I m reminded of many nights skating on the ice as a child Brings back wonderful memories.

    25. Sabrina Fox on said:

      I love books that deal with Winter because when snow is being described, I feel as if I can smell it and feel the bitter bite of wind on my cheeks I m super happy it s Summer now, but I do miss Winter when I read books like this.The children are excited for a night time game of hockey on a pond They wait and wait until the perfect time and then they go have their fun The artwork in this book is top notch and it gives off a very melancholy feel to it The blues and greens in the book go together s [...]

    26. Erika on said:

      Full disclosure I received this book in exchange for an honest review Children wait for just the right moment to go skating by moonlight.I have to get this out of the way, it has nothing to do with the quality of the book but as a former early childhood educator I cannot endorse letting children go hiking at night to skate on untested ice I could not get through that during the first read through.Moving on to the book itself, I am mostly going to be reviewing this based on how it affected me It [...]

    27. Stephanie on said:

      When The Moon Comes by Paul Harbridge,illustrated by Matt James and published by Tundra BooksIf you are someone or have someone on your list who remembers cold nights waiting for the lake pond to freeze to lace up the skates then run to pick up this stunning picture book The story takes me back to my childhood and New Year s family hockey games on the Mighty Pike Back in a time when the lake would actually be frozen over the holidays we could spend hours out on the ice This story will take you b [...]

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