The Moon King

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Author: Cara Kansala
Genre: Children
Format: paperback
Pages: 36
Dimensions: 7.5 x 9 in
Weight: .1 kg
Published: February 14, 2020
ISBN: 9781550818185

When the magical Moon King tips over the night, it spills across the land and sea, and he seeks the help of animals big and small to collect the stars and return them to the sky. In this beautifully illustrated bedtime story, Cara Kansala weaves an enchanting fable destined to become a children’s classic—the perfect way to welcome the night and celebrate the wonder of dreams.


“In rhyming verse that carries the story like a milky way of celestial elements, Cara Kansala tells of the Moon King’s distress at releasing the stars of the night sky onto the land… In her dazzlingly coloured acrylic paintings, Cara Kansala depicts the Moon King’s desperation to return the stars to the heavens, with the help of wildlife woken from slumber… Though young children will be lulled to sleep with this bedtime story’s rhythm, the energy in Cara Kansala’s artwork may invigorate them to investigate more closely. There may be a blue, black and turquoise night sky background peeking out from behind each illustration but those brilliant stars and menagerie of Newfoundland fauna urge closer scrutiny. You’ll get your little ones to bed eventually but I suspect that it may take several repetitions of The Moon King‘s reading before it will happen readily. Fortunately with the stars back where they belong, their sleep will be filled with goodness and light.” – CanLit for Little Canadians

“This enchanting book is beautifully illustrated and has a magical aura about it.  It is a perfect bedtime story that I’m sure kids will love to read again and again.  I highly recommend it.” – Storywraps

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