La noche que se cayo la luna (Spanish)
by Pat Mora (author); Domi (Illustrations)
A whoosh from her grandfather’s blowgun causes Luna, the moon, to tumble from the sky and fall to pieces in the dark ocean. To save herself, she enlists the help of little fish to glue her back together. At last she rises, beautiful and round again, taking her new friends with her to create the Milky Way. Pat Mora and artist Domi have taken the traditional Mopan Maya (Belize) myth — in which the moon is a young weaver and the Milky Way a fish — and transformed it into a magical story of friendship and imagination.
Pat Mora has taken the traditional Mopan Maya (Belize) myth - in which the moon is a young weaver and the Milky Way a fish- and transformed it to show a spunky moon who finds a way to save herself, making the archetypal journey from homeland to a strange new world and back again. Pat Mora is the leading American Latina author of picture books as well as a well-known poet and writer for adults. Her books, House of Houses and Aunt Carmen's Book of Practical Saints, have been acclaimed, as have her children's books, which include The Rainbow Tulip, The Desert Is My Mother and Toms and the Library Lady.
Ages 3-8; 32 pages; Hardcover