Wild Honey from the Moon

By: Kenneth Kraegel

On a cold winter's eve, deep in the woods, a mother shrew frets about her sick young son. His head is cold and his feet are hot, and there is only one thing that can cure him: wild honey from the moon. Mother Shrew does not stop to wonder how she will make such an impossible journey. Instead, she grabs her trusty red umbrella, gives her darling son a kiss, and sets out into the unknown. Along the way, Mother Shrew encounters one obstacle after another, from a malevolent owl to a herd of restless "night mares" to an island humming with angry bees. But each can prove no match for a mother on a mission.

From the mind of the uniquely talented Kenneth Kraegel comes an utterly original ode to the limitlessness of maternal love.

Full-color illustratrations done in ink and watercolor.

ISBN: 9780763681692

JLG Release: Apr 2020


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Animals , Shrews , Mothers and sons , Being sick , Honey , Moon , Journeys , Quests , Adventures , Obstacles

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When her beloved only son falls ill and seems unable to recover, Mother Shrew researches his illness and discovers that the only cure is “wild honey from the moon.” And so she locks the door behind her and sets off to acquire some. Along the way, she meets a hungry owl, whom she tricks into flying her to the moon, and a stampede of “night mar When her beloved only son falls ill and seems unable to recover, Mother Shrew researches his illness and discovers that the only cure is “wild honey from the moon.” And so she locks the door behind her and sets off to acquire some. Along the way, she meets a hungry owl, whom she tricks into flying her to the moon, and a stampede of “night mares,” whom she soothes with some motherly direction and advice. When she finally reaches the home of the Queen Bee and the source of wild honey, Mother Shrew finds a sympathetic fellow mother who commiserates on the challenges of parenting. While the story itself is simple and somewhat unremarkable, it’s the whimsical, gorgeously detailed ink-and-watercolor pictures that stand out. From the charming tree house community where Mother Shrew lives to the mesmerizing patterns of the Queen Bee’s garden, readers of all ages will delight in studying the intricate world Kraegel evokes. This ode to determined mothers is a solid addition to most collections, particularly where beginning chapter books are in demand.

Book Details

ISBN

9780763681692

First Release

April 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

7 1/4" x 9 15/16"

Page Count

64

Accelerated Reader

Level 3.4; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Candlewick

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Animals, Shrews, Mothers and sons, Being sick, Honey, Moon, Journeys, Quests, Adventures, Obstacles,

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Book Genres

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