A Full Moon Is RisingAuthor Marilyn Singer Illustrated by Julia Cairns ISBN 9781600603648 Binding Trade Cloth Publisher Lee & Low Books Publication Date July 27, 2011 Size 278 x 221 mm
Mysterious and evocative, the full moon is the most celebrated phase of the earth's only natural satellite. Around the world, people and other living things interact with and are affected by the full moon in fascinating ways. Sailors set out to sea on the high tides the full moon causes. Insects and migrating birds are guided by its brilliant light. Families dance, sing, and feast at full moon festivals, while traders buy and sell camels. Corals reproduce, wolves howl, and children dream of being astronauts.
In this poetic exploration of full moon science, celebrations, beliefs and illusions, Marilyn Singer and Julia Cairns take us on a whirlwind international tour. Along the way we visit Canada, Israel, Morocco, India, China, Australia, and more as we learn about the many ways people welcome and honour Earth's wondrous full moon.
is the author of more than 85 books for young readers in a variety of genres including many poetry collections. Her books, including Mirror, Mirror and I'm Your Bus, have been honoured with many awards. She and her husband make their home in Brooklyn, New York and Washington, Connecticut.
is a fulltime fine artist and illustrator. Her children's books include We All Went on a Safari and Off to the Sweet Shores of Africa. She lives in Galisteo, New Mexico with her family.