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Moon Pops

Moon Pops

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A witty, weird, and wonderful spin on a classic Korean folktale, the first picture book to be published in English by internationally acclaimed Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award winner Heena Baek
"Whimsically varied perspectives and the unusual depth of field offered by Baek's technique make for an entrancing display." -- Kirkus Reviews - STARRED REVIEW


One sweltering summer night, while the many residents of one apartment building are struggling to fall asleep, the moon begins to melt. Granny hears it dripping and runs out to catch the moon drops in a bucket. At first unsure what do with the drops, she is soon inspired to turn them into popsicles--moon pops!--to help cool down her neighbors.


But as everyone drifts off to sleep, a new problem arises. The fabled rabbits who, according to folklore live on the moon, have lost their home! With the last of the moon drops, Granny grows a new moon from the potted plant in her window. As the moon ascends to the starry sky above, the rabbits return to their home, and Granny returns to her bed.


Illustrated in otherworldly mixed-media 3D shoebox dioramas that use unique and exquisite collage art, this quirky and colorful picture book spins a new story from the common East Asian fable of the rabbit in the moon.


Author: Heena Baek
Publisher: Owlkids
Published: 08/15/2021
Pages: 36
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 9.92h x 9.92w x 0.39d
ISBN: 9781771474290

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.8
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 513599 / Moon Pops

Award: Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2021
Booklist 08/01/2021 pg. 61
Foreword 08/16/2021
School Library Journal 10/01/2021 pg. 67

About the Author
Baek, Heena: -

HEENA BAEK is an internationally acclaimed Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award winning creator. She was born in Seoul, South Korea and studied education technology at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, and animation at the California Institute of the Arts in Santa Clarita, California. After working in advertising and multimedia for children, she began to create her own picture books when her daughter was born. Baek has won multiple awards for her work, both in South Korea and internationally. She lives in Seoul.

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